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

Tyler Durden's picture

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It is worth noting is that shortly after publication, the article seems to have been retracted without explanation, the URL now returning a "404" error.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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mclant004's picture

We wont! But a drink from this crazy bartender might help

invest3's picture

But three lefts make a right.

Canary Paint's picture

Fuck... I should not have laugh a this quite so hardily... I am embarassed.

More seriously, I do think that we don't have to worry too much about NK because I think China has a vested interest in keeping them crazy enough but not too crazy.

You know China had their own Vietnam War since ours, don't you?

Send a couple million guys for a few weeks/months, send a message, bring them home...

There you go! World peace does not depend on us being everywhere!

Nesbiteme's picture

Unsurprisingly (to anyone with a functioning brain) a mildly racist pun like this is off the charts popular. Debate, discussion and opinion well that's another matter.

Han Cholo's picture

Maybe its just me, but blowing up NORK nuke facilities doesn't seem like the best idea. The Japanese barely have a foot hold containing their nuclear problem, the NORKS? forget it.

goober's picture

Correction, two wongs don't make a wight .

If this report is for realsies and correct and issued by the Chinese state, then there is no doubt a deal has been struck. And this could be the deal of historical proportions unlike any we have sseen in our lifetime. It would also mean the incredible events that have taken place in the last 10 days and even as far back as 4 months are just beginning to unfold.

If this report is false and put out by some rogue source as counter intel or a psyop we are likely in deep shit with no paddle ! 

It is possible DT is ahead of us all and none of the negative sound bites so freely available are correct, stranger things have happened, like the orchestrated election of a guy named Barack Hussein Satoro Obama, twice !

I too have been suspect recently of DT and his actions. But we may all be wrong ? I was NOT a DT guy in the beginning, but he convinced me completely when he went on National TV and said(paraphrasing) "You are fake news , sit down and shut the fuck up, I will take a question from this guy over here. You are fake news" . Now that took some serious balls no matter how much money anybody has ! This showed me this guy believes in exactly what he says and has some ethics, even if some of it is NOT perfectly correct. And we have not had a leader of any sort for a very long time with any ethics, just political manipulations. He has also shown he can make adjustments and not afraid to do so becuse of criticism. He is committed to at least try to do what he feels is right. Now if we can keep the corporatocracy from over taking him we have a chance at actual serious positive changes going forward. Some of which are already in motion. I am not going to get on the negative on DT until he has shown me other wise and I will be paying attention. He may turn out to be the genius and the humanitarian ! Time tells all and I will give that time. Actually I doubt we have much choice now do we ? 

I would point out that the report of the Chinese moving 150K troops to the border of NK does give credibility to this article and comments by China. Also a perfect time to place some PUTs on APPL,  hey ? Given reports of APPL slowdown and all, as well as other developments inside China regarding trade matters and APPL. Interesting times to be sure and APPL and GOOG will be the leaders in th coming correction , just as they have been the leaders of the entire NAS sham that has been created. So yes, it is all interconnected, political machinations and what we used to call trading and markets. Just have to be capable of making the necessary adjustments !

Mr Pink's picture

Trump must have made a deal with China....this might actually be 4D chess

IridiumRebel's picture

I think he did. 150k troops are to stem the flow of refugees after a hard ass pounding.


Giant Meteor's picture

Let's face it, sales are down ..

goober's picture

And China and USA both have vested interest in APPL now don't they ? How weird and perverted is that in the current world paradigm we have been spoon fed ?

SubjectivObject's picture

Rather than only look at [reported] the China border action, it there any correspondence about, under the implied conditions and consequent results, preparations by South Korea along its border?  It seems that would be one direction the hordes would go.

IridiumRebel's picture

I'd roll that way too, but I've heard their are mines.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Rather one sided I would imagine.

BlindMonkey's picture

Ramping up Syrian tensions just to threaten the NorKs doesn't make much sense to me.

nonclaim's picture

It was a showcase for 1) we can do it when we want it and 2) your air defense is not that great for even 3) old tech Tomahawks.

On the other side, I wonder if Trump sold US services for Russia and China: we can handle your troubles (Assad and Kim) in exchange for something else (trade balance, goods, service, you name it).

GatorMcClusky's picture

Might work out well or Kimmy might take out Seoul automatically if he is attacked

cougar_w's picture

Don't think a deal was necessary. China is in business. War of any kind on the Korea peninsula would be bad for business. Period. Worse, if the Norks were to lay-to with the South and lose, then by rights the South would take the place over and suddenly China has American "advisors" at the border. Not a pretty picture. The Norks better toe the line or China will do some of that regime change thing of their own to suit their agenda of not having a unified Korea.

Musum's picture

At this point, I'm not sure Trump is even capable of tic-tac-toe.

cougar_w's picture

I did comment yesterday that China was about to shit itself.

Clowns on Acid's picture

Two Wongs can never make a White.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Wong Brothers Laundry. - Let two Wongs make it white!



Consuelo's picture



The 36 Stratagems... 

auricle's picture

Kim Jong Un(apologetic). 

Joe Cool's picture


North Korea.....0

Akzed's picture

No one ever went broke selling (or financing) gunpowder to Uncle Sam.

Yog Soggoth's picture

We still buy our Chinese firecrackers every year for the support (Gold) they gave us against the Redcoats.

nmewn's picture

Ha! Toldja so.

Salsa Verde's picture

Looks like China may be getting some favorable trade concessions.

Davidduke2000's picture

china would not fall for trump's bullshit, they just witnessed what he did to his own voters , the man is a con as romney called him, he is a back stabber and probably unstable.

I would like to know the true nature of his relationship with his daughter and please do not give me the crap that fathers like their daughters, it's a special relation of blackmail, what she wants goes at the cost of the lives of thousands of americans. Not even Eva Peron yielded such an influence on a head of state nor Cleopatra.  

cougar_w's picture

Just to be clear, Cleopatra was a head of state, and made a run at wielding undo influence in Rome via her love affaire with Marc Antony. Nearly pulled it off, too.

Setting the record straight. She was an amazing woman.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Not sure, but wouldn't China get heavily contaminated with radiation if they would blow up N.K. ?

Davidduke2000's picture

Global times newspaper is not how China send a message, another false flag from trump.

pods's picture

Yeah, but nobody would notice.


Salsa Verde's picture

The Chinese government will just raise the acceptable daily exposure limit for people in the comtaminated region; problem sovled.

Anteater's picture

No. It would blow over Alaska, but there would be 'no concern' the AEC assured Americans today, "Radioactivity levels are no different than flying coast to coast eating a box of bananas and huffing a can of radon, which sitting on an unshielded box of medical xray device cesium pellets," a senior spokesperson explained to CNN. "It's all contained. You can go back to work."

Yog Soggoth's picture

Wind generally travels East in the northern hemisphere. Yes, they would want to check the five day forecast. Alaska would be the most likely second impact dangerzone, besides the commercial fishermen of course. That would really suck for them because their season is just beginning. It might take a long while for the steel ships to lower their radioactivity too. Plenty of Chinese seafood for sale in American grocery stores already though. Yum.

MaxThrust's picture

"but wouldn't China get heavily contaminated with radiation if they would blow up N.K"

Good question.

Prevailing winds in that region are usually West To East [away from China]. At high altitude the wind is quite often more than 100 knots. China would time their attack with the weather. That said, Japan may get some payback for the Fukushima meltdown and subsequent radioactive poisoning of the northern pacific.

Han Cholo's picture

I thought it would have been the Japanese, but looking at the prevailing winds since my post, it does appear China would catch those clouds.

earleflorida's picture

it makes perfect sense


ToSoft4Truth's picture

Hooray for Trump - he negotiated for us.  He kept us safe. 

Theta_Burn's picture

Uh oh..

Que a convenient nuclear gas dispersal in China's general direction.

Probably even easier than the false flag shit going on in Syria...

wmbz's picture

Lil Kim will keep his fat mouth shut for a while now, then pop back up with some more bullshit. That's what he does.

If he ever fucks around and hits something with his fireworks then I imagine he will meet his god.

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

Get ready for more refugees. Actually, it may just work out. Sun Spa needs a new staff as the old crew is just getting too used.

assistedliving's picture

TRUMPette the buffoon until something like this emerges...

Gee (Xi) it may really work this time and the DPRK General's must be

getting velly ichee...