Friday, December 31, 2010
"Chimerica" Save North Korea-IV
According to the Global Times (3 August 2009), in July China once again rejected in Hong Kong the American proposal seeking cooperation to control North Korea if the emergent case (i.e., the collapse of the dictator regime) occurred in North Korea. This is the third time that China has rejected the idea of the “Chimerica” saving North Korea. The first proposal, initiated by South Korea, was offered by the U.S. in 2004. The second proposal was offered by the U.S. in August 2008 (see the post: “Chemerica” Save North Korea-I on 12 January 2009) after Kim Jong Il disappeared from the public for months prompting concern that the regime might be changed.