Here’s Why China Can NEVER Sever Ties With North Korea- War INEVITABLE

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Huny Badger AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

China is North Korea’s most important ally, biggest trading partner, and main source of food and energy. It has helped sustain Kim Jong-un’s regime, and has historically opposed harsh international sanctions on North Korea.

China provides North Korea with most of its food and energy supplies and accounts for upwards of 90 percent of North Korea’s total trade volume. Conversely, China’s purchases from its neighbor include minerals, seafood, and manufactured garments. In the first quarter of 2017, China–North Korea trade was up 37.4 percent from the same period in 2016.

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Beijing has consistently urged world powers not to push Pyongyang too hard, for fear of precipitating regime collapse and triggering dangerous military action.

The 1961 Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance says China is obliged to intervene against unprovoked aggression.

China and North Korea are so close is because of their shared revolutionary history and their joint struggle against the Americans during the Korean War. Perhaps 250,000 North Koreans and 100,000 Chinese were killed in this conflict, something that created strong bonds between the two communist powers.

China’s Limac Corp. and North Korea’s Ryonbong General Corp. established a joint venture in 2008 to mine tantalum, niobium, and zirconium—materials that can be used in nuclear reactors and missile technology.

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The U.S. sanctioned Ryonbong for its involvement in the production of weapons of mass destruction in 2005.  An estimated 600 Chinese companies are engaged in trade with North Korea.  Through its connections in China, the regime has managed to get its hands on technological components essential for weaponry.

China’s economic assistance and increased trade with North Korea is financing its growing missile and nuclear programs that Pyongyang is developing to attack the United States.

President Donald Trump wants China to solve his number one foreign policy challenge — taming the nuclear ambitions of North Korea’s mad young dictator, Kim Jong-un.

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But China would like to use North Korea to weaken the U.S./South Korea alliance and undermine the U.S.’ position in Asia.

China may be unhappy with North Korea’s nuclear program, but this pales into insignificance to the risks of a collapsed North Korea.

The last thing that China wants is a failed nuclear state on its border, with the prospect of millions of poor refugees flooding into the country.

Nor does China want a regime change that would see the U.S. and China battling for control of the Korean peninsular.

It is also fearful that regime change could result in a reunification of North and South Korea, with the new state aligned with the U.S., and American troops sitting directly on its border.  The Chinese see North Korea as a critical protective buffer for them.

China agreed to US sanctions against North Korea that put a stop to the coal trade with North Korea.  That was very short lived as China has resumed mineral trade with North Korea.

POTUS Trump has been patient and diplomatic with his attempts to unify China against North Korea to put an end to their nuclear programs.  It is clear that China has no interest in enforcing any sanctions nor using their influence to force North Korea to stand down.

The US is also the main power in the South China Sea that wants to enforce the Hague Ruling against China and the creation of the Chinese military islands.

The situation in North Korea is far greater than simply North Korea and explains why military brass have yet to eliminate Kim Jong Un or begin bombing them into oblivion.

(h/t Fox News)

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