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It is worth noting is that shortly after publication, the article seems to have been retracted without explanation, the URL now returning a "404" error.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


You learn anything from this, you fucking gash?

China respects BALLS, you never had any you fucking fairy, which is why this mess was allowed to metastasize

Obama will go down as the most impotent "President" ever, 

Harry Lightning's picture

Trump got the deal done. Does not matter if North Korea is ruled like Hong Kong, with a puppet of Beijing in control. It will be a far better situation than the isolation of the Kim family. Trade with both China and the West will increase, South Korean companies will build factories in the North. 

The important point is there will not be a nuclear power run by a madman threatening the stability of Asian manufacturing, which is all the Asian Tigers care about.

loveyajimbo's picture

Sounds like the chubby shitbag kim-Jong Eunuch's expiration date is very near... either China or the NK Generals will take this insane clown out... Kim is even more of a loudmouthed retard than Whopper Goldberg and his wife, Maxine Waters.

HeadintheGame's picture

All of the shit bird Chicken Hawks are abuzz on ZH. 

Most of whom have never fjired anything more deadly than their keyboards.  And certainly none of you losers have ever thrown a body bag in the back of a 2.5 ton truck. 

Sugar Tits all around.



Chet Ricco's picture

War drums are drowning out the sound of wisdom. This could end badly.

Le_Zabroso's picture

You think a deal was made? China must be sick of those NK clowns acting up.

hooligan2009's picture

wil lits bunker busting axes, umm tomahawks, get down 300 feet?

aeslong's picture

protect as all cost?  including house price crashong? wow, that is trillions of trillons dollars loss.

perkunas's picture

BS China just doesnt want millions of North koreans flooding into china, they send everyone back, no handouts. No red line no change

Chet Ricco's picture

What I want to know is if this brings about global thermonuclear war do I still have to pay my taxes?

SHADEWELL's picture

No, there is a little known  millisievert  exception, once your organs get a little juky, you get a tax break, until you turn into a pile of goo

hooligan2009's picture

if i'm not vapor i will send coordinates for payment in silver(or gold if you want to pay a lot)

Mr.Danglemeat's picture

Yes! And while you're at it, send in next years estimated tax liability too! Like right now!!

hooligan2009's picture

story planted using the latest US intel agency software - chinese do not have a word for freak - schoolboy error.

chinese site recovered from its security breach and is formulating a tit for tit (sic) attack of its own.

after all, at this stage, what does it matter, we must already be at war because truth is the casualty from east of, well, anywhere but certainly not eden.

SHADEWELL's picture

Fat boy, guess who is coming to dinner? Say hello to Team No. 6 fuckhead

I think it might be tonight, but im just a ZH poster

Mr.Danglemeat's picture

No,...not tonight,...full moon. No matter how good Team 6 is, they're not invisible under the full moon.

JPMorgan's picture

It almost like they waiting for the nut case in North Korea to have the capability to strike.

China should fix the problem, it's happening on their doorstep after all.

Jambo Mambo Bill's picture

I don't know.. too much sabre-rattling.... China has the numbers but never tested in combat...

dvfco's picture

North Korea is reported to have 1.2 millions soldiers on active duty and 7.7 in the reserves.  Those are some numbers.

Then again, I'm guessing they all weigh about 80 pounds and shit in their uniforms every day from amoebic dysentery (Kim Jung Un's Revenge)


Raul44's picture

I dont want NK's regime to be overthrown, as well as Iran's or Syrian's, despite the risks. These are basically only countries left resisting western fascism and Rothschild central banking. I dont want to see a day when that criminal syndicate control full 100% of the world. So yes, I do support Kim, Bashar Assad and Khamenei and I do hope they will all get well functional nukes with long enough range and also use them if provoked.

Remember everything you read or hear about NK come 100% from same media outlets known to lie on daily basis. There are no other independent people like in Syria or Libya were, there are no people "within" the country, locals etc that can confirm or deny whatever is going on there, because even Internet is not as open matter as is much more elsewhere. Even independent media only repeat same stories brought by major outlets, AFAIK. We may hear Kim executed this or that but we dont know context, full story etc. Maybe it was justified? Maybe killing his own family prove he is not corrupted and dont give any preference? Maybe they wanted to betray him?

Then there is this:

^I wonder how can Dennis Rodman befriend such a "horrible" guy? Also, unlike Syria where lot of independent journalists came directly from and told us The Truth, we dont have same privilege here with NK. So really, we dont know anything at all about NK, unless you want to listen to known confirmed liars. The fact that it come from them is a huge exclamation mark for me. What would our bias toward Syria be today if the only source was official? So no I dont buy this BS, not enough information is my verdict and thats that. And in fact, even if all of it is true, I STILL want them to thrive and resist what I believe is much worse enemy to the man.


LKG's picture

LOL some fools here believe that team 6 will go into NK. Haaaa! If we want to see some graphic images worse than Mogadishu and black hawk down. it's like we believe are the only ones with Special forces. Let's not get too hyped on our own hype.

SHADEWELL's picture



Stay tuned for the video footage when Kim's head will be shown on a stick, because its in Motion

dvfco's picture

I'm going to place my order with AliBaba for 100,000 Kim Jung Un Bobble Head Dolls

They'll be big sellers once his countrymen see the Chinese coming and decide it's time to chop up that fat little fuck into 500 pieces and feed him to the pigs.

NAVIGATOR0832's picture

Commie vs Commie.  

jamesmmu's picture

This sounds fake, ZH. Can you factcheck this?

dsty's picture

Deal was made.

Regime change on the way.

Get over it.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Nice thought.   The Chinese have always sought a grand bargain with Taiwan and Korea included simultaneously.   Why not?  We all agree Taiwan is part of China, consistent with international law.   Time to give up any ties with Taiwan in return for China taking out Kim.

Davidduke2000's picture

Do you really believe the Chinese would make a deal with anybody? it's their way or the highway. Cgina deal with the entire world and would not care losing the US trade, the poor americans need thos dollar stores to survive

ironmace's picture

All you fucktards use the same incorrect English to write your shit. Either you're all the same guy or the same breed of fucktard. Either way, shut your whore mouthpiece

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Well, if we did have an agreement with China that would be nice.   I still remain doubtful.   But DPRK only exists because we haven't given the Chinese the right guarantees.

thebigunit's picture

I'm guessing that Trumpus Maximus is a silver tongued devil when talking to the Chicoms.

The deal that was worked out, apparently, is that the U.S. sends carrier battle group to Korea to tempt NK generals to take out Kim Jung Fatso.  If generals fail, Chicoms arrange for an accident for Fatso.

Fatso disappears.  Chicoms install inflatable sex doll as new NK leader.

NK nuclear program ended.

Tensions ease.  NK refugees stay in NK.

Leftists win South Korea election because "peace works".

U.S. battle group goes home.

Trump negotiates new trade deal with Chicoms.

Everybody happy happy happy!

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

That is a good outcome too lol.


DPRK dissolves 48 hours after glasnost.  That is how fragile they are.  The new general leading the country will haveto arrange for an election  within six months lol.   If he wants to avoid turmoil.

Davidduke2000's picture

That is what trump believe, all his casinos failed because he is a bad gambler, f he fires any tomahawk toward NK this carrier group would vanish into thin air.

China needs NK as a buffer zone.

thebigunit's picture

Trump's plan does not include firing tomahawk missiles toward NK.

Everybody knows that.

Drop out's picture

I think Taiwan and Japan are somewhere on the list of actual targets.

Joebloinvestor's picture

Go China!

Stomp a six foot mudhole in DNK and fuck up the queery little runt.

Sinophile's picture

... And yes, a Chinese author said "freak out."...

I guaran-damn-tee you a Chinese author did not fucking say "freak out".  That is the way the damn English speaking ass-wipe translator interpreted it.

And, I hope China does not fall for this, because it is a fucking neo-con trick to get a look at China's capabilities.  The neo-cons have never before had a true view of Chinese military capabilities.


Davidduke2000's picture

They did not fall for anything it is a made up story, nobody has it but Tyler. 

Thinkpad's picture

Your kidding? Through satellite imagery we do know what they have in the South China Sea and anywhere else in the world. Foreign countries know more about area 51 than Americans unless you work there due to satellite imagery. Don't let this ruin your day

Images show 'significant' Chinese weapons systems in South China Sea

Washington-based thinktank says Beijing has installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems and guns on artificial reefs



tangent's picture

This won't be good enough for Trump. Obviously N.K. was foolish to have any nuclear materials any less than 1,000 meters near Earth's surface. Not that I really care but its kind of obvious, just like its obvious that after one month in office Trump went from "lets not subsidize wealthy countries with billions in military assistance" to "lets shower rich foreigners with tens of billions in military welfare programs". I guess that ring of power has him forgetting its not his money to be wasting.

The only think Trump is right about is the South China Sea. That is definitely not China's under UN standards. Yet now dropping the ball hard on Syria having gone full retard there, and that weakens his position on the South China Sea.

Davidduke2000's picture

A good laugh amid all this tension


Justice Ginsburg calls lindsey graham woman of the senate.


I am sure the old lady wanted to sting him because he is a fag.

hooligan2009's picture

pretty sure her shelf, er bench, life is due.

i am not sure the current generation of 84 year olds are all that "compis mentis"

i dont believe that these calculators are accurate, but hey, apparently the 82 years life expectancy of women, now, somehow magically leaps to 90, umm, now.

The following table lists the average number of additional years a female born on April 11, 1937, can expect to live when she reaches a specific age.

At Age

Additional Life Expectancy
(in years)

Estimated Total Years




a Your current age.

praxis's picture

oh boys! (in gay richard dreyfuss voice from Jaws).  Any of you manly men know where all the NORK subs are?  Anyone...


 I'd be shitting my pants if I lived on the West Coast....

hooligan2009's picture

are they stealth subs or are they really really fat on the radar?

dvfco's picture

They were only tested in fresh water.  In salt water they rust.