China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on U.S. - Global Times
BEIJING/BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning for Pyongyang over its plans to fire missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
北约，新泽西州（路透社） - 中国媒体周五表示，如果朝鲜发动威胁美国的袭击事件，中国应保持中立，这是对平壤在美国附近发射火箭的计划的警告。
The comments from the influential Global Times came after U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea again on Thursday, saying his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough 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 behaviour 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.
"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.
China's Foreign Ministry reiterated a call for all parties to speak and act cautiously and do more to ease the situation, rather than going down the "old path" of exchanges of shows of force and continually rising tension.
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It is still hundreds of kilometres away. lol. Further more is a blank rocket.
IF America troop is scare till wet the pants over a blank rocket, then might as well go home.
to land near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.....notice the word NEAR!
Shoot the Fatty Kim Jung Un. Sometimes ending one life can save millions/billions.
NK should preempt the US at Guam, if they want to win the war, just like the Japanese preempt Pearl Harbour in WWII, but I think this will start WW3. Many of US enemies around the world, will take this opportunity to strike back at the same time, putting great pressure on the US, then all US allies will be drawn into the conflict, resulted in a worldwide conflict. Then the world economy will come to a standstill and the ills of war will eventually set in and everybody suffer.
HA! there will be no war - NK is sponsored by US weapon makers to create tension so that the crooked politicians have the excuse to buy weapons. go figure. It is all about money. Why do you think Trump issued the threats of fire & fury, out of the blue with further provocation? it is because NK fatty has not said much over the weeks and Skoreans are asking their president why the need for more weapons. So, another tension = another dollar for the crooks.
The last Korean War ended when China stepped in.
USA bombed North Korea and caused massive destruction.
American military bases remained in South Korea,instead of departing after the
Taiwan can take this opportunity to declare independence when war breaks out in the Korean Peninsula! Chinamen too busy fighting Americans and Koreans. Japan would want to see a independent Taiwan nation!
Guess any country will stay neutral. Why get involved unless it greatly affected your country. Of course, US will want China to be involved so that US can justify its action.
China has been dreaming about controlling East Asia, so driving out US presence in here is a priority. US without access to Guam, cannot help to defend its allies Japan and Taiwan.
the missiles dont even have to "land near". -- along its flight already considered an attempted attack as one never know where the 'final' landing will be
Looks like democracy is on way to China!!
Never trust the Chinese