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It is worth noting is that shortly after publication, the article seems to have been retracted without explanation, the URL now returning a "404" error.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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Thinkpad's picture
LOOSE CANNON North Korea’s New Nuclear Sub Is Wickedly Unsafe North Korea’s new nuclear-missile subs are rudimentary and unreliable—but Kim Jong Un wants the world to think he’s just crazy enough to use them in an attack.

04.26.16 10:00 PM ET

North Korea’s new sea-launched, nuclear-capable ballistic missile and the submarine that fires it are both technologically backward, unreliable, and wickedly unsafe for the unfortunate souls tasked with operating them.

In short, Pyongyang’s new undersea nuke—which the hermit regime test-launched off the country’s eastern coast on April 23—is a dud by any normal standard.


They have one and it doesn't seem to seaworthy

francis scott falseflag's picture

(sung to the tune 'Oklahoma' by Rodgers and Hammerstein)








thebigunit's picture

Whose going to tell Kim Jong Fatso that his new submarine launched missile ISN'T a great success?  Not me.

North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success'
francis scott falseflag's picture

Oh, Biggie, if Kim has any problem with his new submarine, Russia will loan

him one of theirs.  Loaded with extras, natch.

lakecity55's picture

East Coast, too.

I hope the navy is looking out for Nork midget subs.

They may even have larger missile subs prowling the coasts.


Bohemond's picture

I'm content to let China handle this "crisis". It is their backyard, after all. It just seems to me that the NK "house organs" start woofing every year about this time when the ROKs and US are conducting joint military exercises.

tangent's picture

China's response to the US should be this: "We will keep fat man in check after you announce it was a grand mistake to let Isreal develop their nuke program, then issue a public statement asking Israel to dismantle their nukes. Then we'll issue a statement to N.K. to stop developing their nuke program." I'm charging nothing for this advice to China.

What China should NOT do is thank Trump for reversing his policy to subsidize Asian militaries as the last thing China wants is Japan developing their own military. "Thanks for showering Japan with tens of billions in additional subsidy US, that keeps Japan from developing their own military." Don't say that China it won't help you. Again, free advise.

SHADEWELL's picture

Maybe the US Responds by stating, you manufactured goods? keep them, we have instituted an embargo on all China made goods effective immediately


...poof there goes the China economy..let the chaos begin

Thinkpad's picture

You're dreaming on that one while we are still major trading partners with China EU is larger and China trades with a lot of folks. They have a diversified economy and no one nation can make a serious dent. 

francis scott falseflag's picture

and Walmart the largest retailer in the world files for bankruptcy the next day.


Shadewell, do you have any idea how business works, or do you just sit around 

all day and drink beer and smoke dope till the wife comes home from work?

SmittyinLA's picture

There's a China vs Israel dispute in Africa, both are under the impression they own all of Africa

lakecity55's picture

That makes sense, but the J-Banksters have their hands on China's throat, too, imo.


SmittyinLA's picture

Looks like the US military is everybody's waterboy

Boris Gudonov's picture

finally an American President with balls.  Haven't seen this much winning since Ronald Reagan. 

No wonder the lefties hate Trump so much.


HeadintheGame's picture

Yep, that's exactly why I voted for this Loser.  So he could destroy the whole fucking world.  He, of course, appeals to all the nit wits who hold a masters degree in Grand Theft Auto.

Action talks and Bullshit walks. 

francis scott falseflag's picture

Idiot.  Hillary would have pushed the red button by now.



Cutter's picture

"Balls" isn't a good way to judge a President, intelligence is, which is demonstrated by knowing where you should and shouldn't get involved.

Custer was said to have a lot of "balls" before he rode his men into a massacre at Little Big Horn. And he has gone down in history as an idiot.

Boris Gudonov's picture

Getting the Chinese to openly threaten the Norks is one of the greatest breakthroughs in diplomacy of the last 50 years.  Now they are backed into a corner and are bout to be castrated.  That takes both intelligence and balls,   And Trump did it in 3 months.  Huge, huge win.  You seem to be missing that.


Cutter's picture

If this is as reported, I don't dispute what you said at all. It would be a big breakthrough and I would give the President just due. Although I'm not so sure this isn't as much directed at us as the North, but we shall see.

But if getting us into another war in the Middle East, and possibly a nuclear war with a country that makes the North look like pewee Herman, I'm not sure the price for the party is worth the paying.

I hope your interpretation is correct.

francis scott falseflag's picture


the only thing you got right is if China has a line in the sand with NK,

which it just acted on,  Chinat probably has a line in the South China Sea for the US.

Washington steams across it at its own peril


francis scott falseflag's picture


Unless the Chinese threatened NK the way the US threatens Israel.  All for public consumption.


Nothing behind it

Global Douche's picture

Well, Custer was the last, the caboose of his class at West Point. If I remember correctly, he had 97 of 100 possible demerits before graduating. Robert E. Lee, OTOH had the best grades. Both lost big, yet Lee knew enough he could've been victorious if the cards given him were a better hand.

Cutter's picture

Yes, Lee was brilliant. Quiet, reserved, and thoughtful, and an outstanding tactician. Wish we had more men like him today. I've been shocked at some of the belligerent, and boastful outbursts from some of our current flag officers. Lee would not have approved.

Savyindallas's picture

And the Libertarians and paleo-conservatives-and any non-Neocon Repulican with a brain. I was a big Trump supporter-it appears he was a fraud  -or quickly sold out because he couldn't stand the heat in the kitchen. His Jew daughter Ivanka and stupid zionist son-inlaw-of the famous family of crooks-the Kushners  -also likley influenced him. Makes you wonder about the previous discussions of DJT having some sick fantasy over his daughter. I don't think it's true  -but it makes you wonder. 

smacker's picture

Trump has been seriously demoted in my book recently due to his 180 u-turn on foreign policy.

And I'm not a lefty. Far from it. If you read my profile, you'll see that I detest socialism and everything about it.

If I had to put a label on Trump at this point, I'd say he leaned towards fascism/corporatism which of course is what you find when you peel a socialist.

man of Wool's picture

He's a circus showman. 

I take it you enjoyed the fireworks. 

besnook's picture

this is a reunification play. nk is an obstacle to historic trade routes with china. if kim is removed nk will collapse. china has never wanted the mongols of korea. they don't want them now. the biggest obstacle is the usa military occupation in the south. i think a reunified korea helps both sides. i think china may be okay with a military presence to the 38th parallel like it is now.

smacker's picture

Maybe, but if the two Koreas were reunited how could China prevent the US/NATO installing missiles and bases along its border, essentially ignoring the 38th parallel?

An agreement with the US/NATO wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on.

francis scott falseflag's picture


China will never let the two Koreas unite as long as there is one American soldier in SK.

China saw what happened when Russia let the Germanys unite

smacker's picture

I believe you are spot on.

So we might be looking at China taking out the guy with the funny haircut and parachuting in their own puppet to maintain their own security.

thebigunit's picture

That's Trump's plan.

Sean Spicer leaked it to me.

smacker's picture

Good one. There's nothing like a bit of destabilization to keep the cobwebs from forming.

GunnyG's picture

China invades, throws the fat pig on the BBQ, feeds a few hundred people, reunifies with the South, US troops go home (where they belong), and all is well. 

Kaleb's picture

Bingo!  Like the way you think.

dvfco's picture

Not sure that was Wing Ding Duck's point in writing that letter.  

It appears he meant - if it starts, China's taking over the north.

smacker's picture

Except that US troops wouldn't go home if the two Koreas reunited.

More likely it would build military bases along China's border.

Ms No's picture

I am glad somebody gets it.  This is globalism and they are never going home until they conquer Asia or are defeated.  They want China, they want Russia, they want the ME and they want the west on their knees.  Now sit back and watch all these dumb cocksuckers that neither comprehend the vassal system and will cheer this war on even though their kids will likely be dead by the end of it.

smacker's picture

Well said.

Seems to me the Deep State, its globalist allies and elites are on a final push to control the world before it implodes and goes the same way as all past empires.

Thinkpad's picture

 Asia is doing fine. where in the world did you get such nonsensical extremist views certainly not here in the USA. Up your meds.

francis scott falseflag's picture



Plus they think Putin is bluffing.  Won't they be surprised when they see his

hand blinding the midnight sky.


Thinkpad's picture

What in the world are you babbling about? Do they have the phrase a snowball's chance in hell in your country? because that odds of N & S Korea reuniting. At the end of the day if China hadn't dropped the ball on NKorea we wouldn'thave to be there in the first place. Don't fucking blame us for someone else's incompetance.

sinbad2's picture

North and South Korea will reunite within a decade of those that divided the country are destroyed.

smacker's picture

"What in the world are you babbling about?"


Well, obviously something you know little about, hence your garbled comments which suggest that English isn't your first language.

And I note that you use a posting handle ("Thinkpad") that is a registered trade name of the IBM Corporation.


Seriously, I note that your troll buddy "TheLastTrump" is having a rest (graças a Deus) from posting drivel and you've taken over.

sinbad2's picture

So now China has followed through on its end of the bargain, so now we will see if the US honours it's end of the deal, and remove its nukes(THAAD) from South Korea.

I doubt the US will honour its end of the bargain, it would be most unusual if it did.

OCnStiggs's picture

Until the threat is gone, there is no reason to remove any defensive weaponry.

This is what happens when a country acts decisively militarily and suddenly, the world respects it a lot more when it says, "China, you fix this problem or we will." It helps to have launched the Syrian attack the night Trump dined withe the Chinese President. I am sure they had words and Trump told him in the strongest language to take care of it before we have to. The Chinese now know we mean business and they see no positives for the US bombing so close to their border.

Anyone who cannot see this remarkable positive step by the Chinese in honest perspective is either ignorant or a hopeless liberal idealog. THIS is what projecting power is all about: Minimizing US involvement in war. Peace through Strength. Simple. Period Dot.


sinbad2's picture

But there is always a threat isn't there. How is a tiny country like North Korea a threat.

The US creates enemies, because the USA is built on war.

Thinkpad's picture

No decision has been reached on THAAD in South Korea. Impossible to renege on nothing. Elections are held on May 9. What deal are you refering to and when were you going to get around to letting the South koreans know? 

LKG's picture

The chinese are not threatening NK at all. They are both in cohoots to placate the US. you fools. I can't believe Americans are this gullible. And Trump isn't going to start a war bc he went in somebody's backyard and started sh!t. Folks get a grip.

Thinkpad's picture

You are correct in knowing the Americans are not guillible because we aren't. China invited us to to their backyard barbeque. You didn't get the invite? Shame it's gtd to be a good time by all invited.