Zagadka wrote:Pffft, it isn't like China owns a huge chunk of our deb - owait.
We have a symbiotic (at the time being) relationship with China. That won't last, as China develops. But antagonizing them may prove a very bad idea.
This reminds me Marco Rubio's words when Obama just started relationship with Cuba last year, he likened that to the "diplomatic success" with communist China in 1970s. Yes we thought we would gradually make China our ally by stop containing them. Truly China did change, much stronger thanks to our policy change, but remains a regime against the west (especially since Xi Jinping took power). In other words we fostered an enemy successfully. That's the lesson we've learned for the last 30 years. Now it's the North Korea, fostered by China.
I wonder if we just keep a blind eye saying, easy, things would be fine tomorrow (dream of China/North Korea one day becomes our friends automatically) as usual? My belief is things would never be solved unless we manage to do something. Everyone agrees that US is no longer the superpower as it used to be.
This video justifies the fact that US deserves the downfall, due to so many ignorant citizens?
Yes time for China (if not Russia) to lead the world, OK?
fuser wrote:Nothing is really going to happen except for more posturing. A permanent solution can be created but only when all parties, China, US and South Korea are on board and don't expect China to be on board because you are going to give them moral lectures about the evilness of North Korea. China will obviously want something "big" in return for ditching NK and for that itself NK is too big of a bargaining chip to be ditched just like that.
Having said that, NEVER expect China to accept political westernization, cos their rulers desperately stick to authoritarianism. North Korea is just a puppet totally maintained by China, who could make it die anytime if they wish. There's no North Korea issue, but China issue.
The only possible solutions would be either:
convince China that we fully respect and support their dictatorship within China, so that they may consider becoming our ally. That's not easy.
defeat both North Korea & China militarily so that clear off concerns in East Asia permanently. That's not easy either.