China Threatens To Bomb North Korea's Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing's "Bottom Line"

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With everyone putting down new and/or revised "red lines", be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China's turn to reveal its "red" or rather "bottom line", and in a harshly worded editorial titled "The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday" Beijing warned it would attack North Korea's facilities producing nuclear bombs, effectively engaging in an act of war, if North Korea crosses China's "bottom line."

The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either "nuclear leakage or pollution", then China will respond with force.

“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China... If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own."

This, as the editorial puts it, is the "bottom line" for China; should it be crossed China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back," warned the editorial.

It is worth noting is that shortly after publication, the article seems to have been retracted without explanation, the URL now returning a "404" error. However not before the original article was cached on a webpage owned by China Military, courtesy of google.

In the editorial, the author also declared that the "People's Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own. A strike to nuclear facilities of the DPRK is the best military means in the opinion of the outside world." The northeastern Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin share borders with North Korea. These two provinces and Heilongjiang are part of the Shenyang Military Region, one of seven military regions of the People's Liberation Army.

The editorial also explained the advantages to the world of a Chinese attack on North Korea's nuclear facilities.

It noted China and the world know the locations of North Korea's nuclear facilities. Once the PLA attacks these nuclear sites, North Korea will permanently suspend its nuclear weapons programs.
North Korea "has limited resources of nuclear materials and is strictly blockaded in the outside world, erasing the possibility for DPRK to get the materials again."

China also noted that "nuclear weapons is DPRK's trump card for its defiance of China and the United States. Once this card is lost, it will become obedient immediately."

The author then speculated rhetorically that if North Korea's "nuclear facilities are destroyed, they will not even fight back, but probably block the news to fool its domestic people. The DPRK will freak out if its nuclear facilities are destroyed." And yes, a Chinese author said "freak out."

The report also said that "the DPRK must not fall into the turmoil to send a large number of refugees, it is not allowed to have a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River, and the US military must not push forward its forces to the Yalu River.” It notes that "this sentence is meant for the United States, because the premise of it is that the US military has launched attacks to the DPRK."

But what may be the most notable part of the oped is the mention in the Global Times editorial that North Korea will not be "not allowed to have a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River."  This implies that if and when the US initiate strikes on NK, the Chinese PLA will likely send out troops "to lay the foundation" for a favorable post-war situation.

In other words, China may be just waiting for Trump to "decapitate" the North Korean regime, to pounce and immediately fill the power vacuum.

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DeathingerStar's picture

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fleur de lis's picture

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Best of luck on your procedure.

soyungato's picture

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TheReplacement's picture


Who is to say that the oped wasn't a CIA operation to sow doubt and dissension between the Norks and Chinks or some other combination?

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) BaBaBouy Apr 11, 2017 12:08 PM



Isn't everyone a slave at some point? Just different costs?


Most of us trade our lives for money...right?  So let's say you make $50,000 a year?  You only get to keep $35K after taxes....So $35K/ 52 weeks/ 40 Hours in a week=$16.82 an hour NET.  So...the average person can be OWNED for $134.56 per day..($16.82 X 8 Hours).   And these 8 hours....are your PRIME hours.  The 8 hours that I own do what I want...and then you go home...sleep for 8 hours...etc.


It is very interesting.

BandGap's picture

Most of us might have heard you can make $7000 a week in your basement and be raking in the cash. Just sayin'.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Small difference:  you're free to leave your 8 hour/day "slave" job anytime you wish...but nice try at blurring the distinction.

PS the boldface didn't help your case.

earleflorida's picture

ah, the smell of hillery...

Raffie's picture


She needs to put the sewer lid back on her hole to block that stank.

Was going to have lunch, but all of a sudden I am not hungry.

Anteater's picture

The correct non-hysterical-gay term is 'indentured servant', which the United States has 10,000,000s of, so is in no position to make moral judgements about anything, especially as regards child trafficking.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

If Trump blows up N Korea, that spells reunification with the South.  That's the last thing Xi wants.

yogibear's picture

China needs to take out fat-boy and replace with an industry partner. 

Pretty easy  for China do. Turn a dependent to productive asset instead of wasting  all  on nukes.

emersonreturn's picture

 my brother years ago was researching a similar story in europe of people struggling to get to america & continually losing their money to jewish ferrymen & merchants stationed along the way to help with passage or transport @ the various borders until by the time they'd reached one of large ports like liverpool they had nothing left & had to indenture themselves to have any shred of hope of repaying the family & friends that had helped pay their way.  he claimed this was some of the resulting foment & undercurrent led up to both world wars.  

fleur de lis's picture

We can thank stupid Obama, Hellish, and all their degenerate friends for the carnage in Libya.

That was another nation we saved by raining death from the sky and turning a functional society into Thunderdome.

"We came, we saw, he died."

Yeah, he died. 

Along with hundreds of thousands of ordinary Libyans.

Mithera's picture

No Libya is doing just fine. Remember Hillary got rid of that bad ol dictator ... cause he was a tyrant...and a bad guy. No Libya has been freed... Now on to Syria and iran... so many baddies... so few tomahawks...

Giant Meteor's picture

Nice line there from "The Departed." Excellent ..

tmosley's picture

He made a deal. Better trade terms in exchange for SOLVING the North Korean issue. NoKo exists at China's pleasure.

Hope they remove the regime and allow reconcilliation between north and south.

Bastiat's picture

Yep:  shut your dog up and we can talk about my leaf blower.

king leon's picture

Only 4 or 5 weeks ago Ttilerson sent the US Navy to the south China seas to deny China access to their man made Islands, these were blatant US threats against China.The US is deploying THAAD in S/K to threaten China. Does anyone think that China can't see the bigger picture that the US is trying the old divide and conquer routine, the US driving a wedge between Russia and China. If China leaves a side door open in N/K for the US to step into, then she can expect to see M1s facing her border just like they face Russia's border. Kim jung-un may be a son of a bitch, but he's China's son of a bitch, now who originally said that.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Right-o.  We might as well keep Obamacare now.  Trump just knows what's best for us, he just knows. 

Son of Loki's picture

As long as he continues Obama's 8 year policy of sodomizing the middle class with things like Obamacare, everything will be fine and MSM will love Donald.

earleflorida's picture

nothing--- other than the fact that the 'battle of yulu river', was a 1904 incident that started all the great wars

knukles's picture

"You heard about that pedo investigation we got going on?"

TheMeatTrapper's picture

You fix this shit or I will. Very simple.

Life of Illusion's picture

WTF did Donald say to Xi???



Cman5000's picture

It's never been in China interest the last 20 + years to have this craziness on their southern border and now Fat Boy. It's about money this is  destabilizing the entire region.Good strategy we take out most of NK military infrastructure and China comes in to stablize NK start building plants etc.  New cheap labor and they just added to the spear of interest. Hailed as a win win in the world community. 

khnum's picture

I think he said forgive our debt and you get North Korea

Vigilante's picture

Definitely some deal was done 

Winston Churchill's picture

And pray, what has the US got to offer.

Long term the answer is sod all, and Xi knows as well as the rest of the world  knows, how

little any deal is worth with the US, let alone Donald who fully earned his reputation for shafting

anyone he could.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

This is exactly what I want to know. Most likely it has nothing to do with NK nuclear program, rather using it as an excuse. Is it the US paper debt held by China?

post turtle saver's picture

"WTF did Donald say to Xi???"

I think it went something like this... "take care of this bullshit or we will"

which is why China in similar vein is saying, "cut that shit out Norks or we'll take you out ourselves"

waspwench's picture

Trump said that if China didn't take care of the North Korea problem then the US would.

China does not want the US meddling there so Trump has forced their hand and they will deal with the problem.

If this works then Trump has been very clever.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Probably the same thing he told us," if China can't contain N.Korea we will." I'm sure there was some trade talk, and some pleasantries involved.

Lets Buy The Dip's picture

yes, everyone keeps bagging them, but look at their  [CHINAS] STOCK MARKET =>

their stock market is skyrocketing, china is gunna be the next super power, and trump hates it, 

random999's picture

No dirty chinese fingers into north korea. Korea belongs to korea, CHINA stay the fuck out!!


New_Meat's picture

What did Don say?

"Hey Y'All--watch this!!!"

Slipstream's picture

Trump tol Xi, "Look, I'm gonna take the fat boy out, with or without your help. Are you in?"

Xi replied, "I'm in!" 

So It Goes's picture

@ Sampson

"WTF did Donald say to Xi???"

Think of The Godfather Don Corleone speaking to another boss.  "I'm a businessman, you're a businessman.  This guy is bad for business."

'Nough said.

manofthenorth's picture

Exactly DOW +150 or so right ;-)

MonkeyKnutz's picture

I think we need to give credit where credit is do.  A big shout out to Billy Boy Clinton allowing to let the DPRK to develop its Nucleasr Weapons Program.

yogibear's picture

China needs to do it already.

North Korea is a dependent child  China doesn't need anymore. 

The sooner China replaces the NK regime the better.

Way past the communist nostalgia days.

Replace the North Korean spoiled brat and move the country forward to compete with South Korea.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


On a wong enough timewine...

American Psycho's picture

Bottom line, red line.  all countries have an interesting adjective to describe their lines.