China Warns Trump: "We Will Prevent A North Korea Regime Change"

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In a troubling repudiation of President Donald Trump’s demands that Beijing do more to rein in its bellicose neighbor, Beijing, through the state-owned media, cautioned the US president on Friday that it would intervene (militarily) on North Korea’s behalf if the US and South Korea launch a preemptive strike to “overthrow the North Korean regime,” according to a statement in the influential state-run newspaper Global Times.

"If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so," it said.

At the same time, the Chinese regime  made it clear that its preferred outcome would be a continuation of the status quo, warning Kim Jong Un that it would "remain neutral if North Korea were to strike first." The article, cited by Rueters,  reiterated calls for a diplomatic solution. However, the possibility of talks between the two sides was looking increasingly remote as both Trump and Kim continued to exchange threats of nuclear annihilation, with Trump clarifying Thursday that his earlier promise to respond with “fire and fury” should the North continue to threaten the US may not have gone far enough.

China - North Korea's most important ally and trading partner -  has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. Beijing has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the United States, such as military drills, that it sees as escalating tensions.

"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral," the Global Times, which is widely read but does not represent government policy, said in an editorial.

Meanwhile, as the North may be planning its next ICBM launch, the US is stepping up military exercises with Japan and South Korea.

“On Thursday, U.S. and Japanese troops began an 18-day live fire exercise on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, which was to include rocket artillery drills and involve 3,500 troops. The Northern Viper drills are one of the scheduled exercises that Japan's Self Defense Forces conducts regularly with their U.S. counterparts and are not a response to the latest tensions. South Korean and U.S. troops are also gearing up for an annual joint drill from Aug. 21, called the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, in which up to 30,000 U.S. troops will take part.”

US officials were also discussing coordinated contingency plans on Friday to formulate exactly how the allies would respond to an attack.

“South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong and his U.S. counterpart H.R. McMaster spoke on the phone for 40 minutes early on Friday, a spokesman for the presidential Blue House in Seoul said. The two discussed responses to North Korean provocations and the security situation on the Korean peninsula, he said.”

Not surprisingly, analysts have compared the standoff between the two nuclear powers (the North is a recent, if untested, member of this club) to a modern day Cuban Missile crisis.  "This situation is beginning to develop into this generation's Cuban Missile crisis moment," ING's chief Asia economist Robert Carnell said in a research note. "While the U.S. president insists on ramping up the war of words, there is a decreasing chance of any diplomatic solution."

Judging by the markets' reaction in the past 48 hours, this troubling reality has finally filtering through to risk assets.

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therevolutionwas's picture

you've been viewing too much mainstream propagnda.....gold has been flowing from west to east for decades now...it's over.

digitalrevolution's picture

Proxy "War" confirmed.

Rick Cerone's picture

This is the fist time I've seen Xi's mouth move, with sound.

This must be serious.

Is the old cat alive?

maxwellsdemon's picture

The Hasbara trolls all bashing China are out in force today.   The Zionists worry that NK may sell nukes to Iran, thus upsetting their plan to dominate or destroy every ME country that tries to stand up to it.  Goys are expendable.  But this time, goys are waking up in the US.  The time to arrest or kick the dual citizen's Jews out is neariing. Senate resolution 72 has nearly half the senate and congress backing it; if it is passed, then any US citizen who speakes out against Israel may be imprisoned for up to 20 years or fined up to 1 million.

 

I think this is all a feint to distract the goys while the dual citizen traitors in our government try to pass this bill and collect the FRN's from the Jewish banksters

maxwellsdemon's picture

More about Senate resolution 720.  This is the Jewish goal to eliminate the last bit of freedom we have, the freedom of speech.  They own the government,, and they create the wars goys are brainwashed to die fighting.  Wake up like the dozens of European countries who have kicked the jews out over the last few centuries before it is too late.

 

"The bill seeks to expand the Export Administration Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 which, among other things, prohibit U.S. persons from complying with a foreign government’s request to boycott a country friendly to the U.S. The bill would amend those laws to bar U.S. persons from supporting boycotts against Israel, including its settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, conducted by international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union.  It would also broaden the law to include penalties for simply requesting information about such boycotts. Violations would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.  We take no position for or against  the effort  to boycott Israel or any foreign country, for that matter. However, we do assert that the government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, punish U.S. persons based solely on their expressed political belie

 

 

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/19/1682115/-Senate-House-bill-wo...

 

 

 

maxwellsdemon's picture

you don't need to kick the jews out, just start laughing at their pretentiousness of being 'chosen' and take back the power of creating our nations money.

maxwellsdemon's picture

FBI agent Robyn Gritz knows that the Mossad was behind 911, along with the US deep state. She's connected to General Flynn and to Trump

 

http://911blogger.com/news/2007-04-04/follow-%E2%80%9Cprior-knowledge-91...

FSFT's picture

Let's get bizzy

Able Ape's picture

Fuck this crap - I've had it up to HERE..., SO, it's off to the swing club this weekend; at least my wife and I will die HAPPY!...

Silver Savior's picture

Yeah Trump, don't fuck with China. They will own you!

Horse Pizzle's picture

Relax.  MacArthur is not in command this time.

AlbertthePudding's picture

Chima won't back down because GiGi would lose control.

Peelingtheonion's picture

PTI,

Does no one else find that this article is from bull shit land....why would the Chinese catagorize N.K. as a "regime", and not a government...even the Chinese government is described as a "regime"....

historian40's picture

The US REGIME loves referring to other governments as regimes.  They accuse their enemies of the very things they themselves do and are, which is typical of hypocrites.  The US REGIME lacks even Constitutional legitimacy, therefore having only their force of arms aka might makes right, as their claim to "legitimacy".  Funny though, those who join the armed forces for money and perks swear an oath to defend the Constitution, but it is the force they provide that allows the regime to act without Constitutional authority.  Upside down land America.

Victor von Doom's picture

 

"If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so," it said.

Victor von Doom Aug 11, 2017 5:11 AM

Of all the military options … [President Donald Trump] could consider, this would be one of the two or three that would at least have the possibility of not escalating the situation,”

What a total feed of shit. You want to take out North Korea? You'll have to go through China first. You want to take out China? You'll have to go through Russia.

We've heard this bullshit before - having to get involved in a war in order to stay out of it. (That was the premise for the US involvement in WWII).

How about this for a military option. Stay home and don't attack at all. North Korea won't attack in a thousand years. More US war mongering. Who would have thought? /s

 

Told you so.

Kulafarmer's picture

You fucking chinks suck

Fed_is_Love's picture

You know they wanted war when the US rejected the dual suspension. 

Dank fur Kopf's picture

Russia will back China in any conflict against the US. Just saying..

Get ready for WW3 against armies that outnumber NATO 3 to 1

Horse Pizzle's picture

The Russian Army is helpless in Ukraine.  The Chinese Army has problems facing off against India.   China will stay on their side of the Yalu River.

gdpetti's picture

Helpless? They aren't even there, unless you are watching CNN. Those going independent aren't the 'RUssian Army'... if their army went, so would their other forces and this situation would've ended long ago, as it was just another chapter in our NATO expansion game... to scare the Russians and the Europeans, same as our North Korea game... designed to scare the South Koreans and Japanese into following our orders, as they've become a little too independent thinking lately... though all of this runs the risk of pushing them away from us and into the arms of those we are false flaging.

Drop-Hammer's picture

Chinks are going to chink.  Like the commenter posted above-- the chinks are yellow negroes.

Horse Pizzle's picture

Translation:  You can kill little Kim, but don't replace him with a South Korean.

Thom Paine's picture

US to China, well that is fine, so long as we all make a mess of NK.

Wouldn't it then be easier if you just changed the regime?

deoxy's picture

The cauldron that is the DPRK is simmering and Trump is adding fuel to the fire to get it to boil. Look for DPRK generals to start dropping like flies until young colonels step up to take control and sue for peace with the rest of the world. International and US media will give all the credit to Xi and then taunt Trump.

gdpetti's picture

Again, history repeating itself... maybe Trumpy doesn't remember or know anything about the Korean War, but I'm rather sure that Xi does... and it's best to warn your opponent to avoid direct confrontation when they look hell bent on destruction... and remember that the establishment here in the States, like the deep state, is expendable... exceptionally so... puppets to the SG who give them their orders of operation... thus also why this script keeps repeating.