If the United States sanctions North Korea and China won’t go along, I think it’s normal. If the United States sanctions North Korea and China pretends to go along, I also think it’s normal. If the United States sanctions North Korea and China is going along with the plan, I don’t think it’s normal! In fact, I think something big is about to happen.
We all know China doesn’t want North Korea to be united with South Korea in fear of a South Korea’s victory, allowing the United States to be ever closer to China’s border. Plus, North Korea got nuclear weapons and China is nervous about the aftermath of such weapons. For an example, such weapons could be launched from North Korea into China by a force that is no longer friendly to China. A collapse of North Korean regime could create chaos which allows an opportunity for whoever to launch nuclear warheads into China and avoid the blame at the same time. Basically, in chaos, you can avoid taking the blame for launching nuclear warheads because you can just argue that wasn’t you and it was somebody else that went crazy during the chaos (i.e., inside North Korea). China definitely doesn’t want this to happen, ever!
There are many other reasons why China rather has North Korea stays poor, weak, and friendly. Isn’t it obvious? Remember the Korean war in the 1950s? China didn’t have to help North Korea out but they did waste roughly a quarter of a million men in the Korean War to make sure North Korea stayed North Korean. Why did the Chinese spill so much blood for another country? I think it was all about strategic calculation on the Chinese part. Nowadays, even though China is a global superpower and no longer dirt poor, Chinese still thinks North Korea got some values as a weak, friendly state to China. For obvious reasons I mentioned plus much more.
So, when the Chinese begin to go along with the American sanction scheme to try to collapse the North Korean regime economically, I think it’s something big that is about to be happening. Let me guess. I think if China is willing to help the Americans sanction North Korea, this means China is ready to go to war against the United States! Why?
I think China wants to look good by going along with the United States’ sanction scheme on North Koreans and to win more friends in near term. Secretly though, I think China is preparing for the day in which China has to attack the United States in North Korea. For all the reasons I mentioned and if I’m not wrong, China is willing to go to war against the United States, thus China didn’t care to gain some favorable points with the world before North Korean chaos breaks out.
Since China is North Koreans’ main economic lifeline, it’s obvious that Korean regime may collapse if China is really going to sanction North Koreans, for real this time. If North Korea is about to collapse, North Korea could try to launch an attack on South Korea. If South Korea gets attacked, the United States would help South Korea defends against the North. If the North is losing, Chinese will come in again to push the South and the United States back. This time though, things could get way more catastrophic. In short, I think that the Chinese think it’s imperative for them to come to the North Koreans’ aid to keep the United States and South Korea away from the Chinese border.
My suspicion is that China is ready to go to war against the United States, and so China doesn’t mind about following the United States’ lead on sanctioning North Korea for real this time — to gain points with the world and to surprise the United States. After all the United States would have thought that China would only do a weak sanction on North Korea. Nonetheless, the news has that China orders Chinese businesses to stop dealing with North Koreans and so forth. Other hard Chinese sanctions are about to or already put in place against the North Koreans.
I think when North Korea’s economy is completely destroyed, North Korea will attack South Korea. I think North Korea only got an economy anyway because of China. So, when North Korea attacks South Korea, the aftermath would be pure chaos. Of course, there is also a possibility that China invades North Korea to secure nuclear weapons and control North Korea. This way, the North Koreans still could be a buffer between China and South Korea/United States.
If China invades North Korea, China wouldn’t want the United States to be anywhere near North Korea’s 38th parallel border because China wants to take control of North Korea. So, if in such chaos and the United States pushes for North Korea control, the United States may as well attack China. I think this scenario would start a WWIII.