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Default China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line

A fascinating article from 'The Diplomat' which is sub-titled:
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What a public feud between two academics tells us about Beijing’s approach to North Korea.
(Near the end) The dispute between Jia and Zhu is revealing in that it suggests that the once red line of what is acceptable to say or not to say has been steadily redrawn, allowing a broader public debate over China’s North Korean policy.
Link:https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/chin...-the-red-line/
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They've had plenty of time to do it themselves, and put all of their resources into it. It is, after all, a more than 50-year old technology...
They've also had the means, motive and opportunity to acquire it from elsewhere.

If there are complicit parties outside of NK, they need to be hunted down and dealt with appropriately.
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This country is like a real-life Horror movie. I expect to post articles about satellite images of giant glowing NorK turtles next.
Next scene -

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SEOUL, South Korea — Defectors who lived near North Korea’s nuclear testing site say they believe they are suffering from exposure to radiation and fear for the health of family members still living there.
Standing about 5 feet tall, Lee Jeong Hwa walks with a slight limp. Middle-aged with an ashen gray complexion and deep-set dark brown eyes, Lee says she's in constant pain.
But back home, things are much worse, she says.
"So many people died we began calling it 'ghost disease,'" she said. "We thought we were dying because we were poor and we ate badly. Now we know it was the radiation."
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-k...health-n824521
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South Korea is making sure North Korea doesn’t forget about the regime’s soldier who defected to the South in a daring escape earlier this month -- by blasting updates about the defector’s health through its military’s loudspeakers at the Demilitarized Zone, a report said on Sunday.
South Korean troops broadcasted an update on Sunday about the North Korean soldier’s “nutritive conditions,” taking a hit at the Hermit Kingdom’s alleged health issues, Yonhap News Agency reported. The broadcasts are reportedly so loud that people within 12.4 miles from the DMZ are able to hear it.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11...port-says.html
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North Korea lambasted the U.S. and South Korea on Sunday for bringing the countries to the “brink of a nuclear war” a day before the allies begin a joint military drill in a defiant show of force against Kim Jong Un less than a week after the regime launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.
North Korea’s state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, wrote in a commentary Sunday the upcoming military drill is an “all out provocation against” the rogue nation that “may lead to a nuclear war at any moment.”
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/asia/n...ntl/index.html
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North Korea can make a nuclear bomb and has an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. If it launches such a missile, the United States has a $40 billion system designed to destroy the bomb in space.
What’s unknown is whether it will succeed.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...=.e93b880d4e3e

http://www.ibtimes.com/can-us-stop-n...efense-2623077





Beware the dreaded Juche Bird!
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Juche Bird would explode a nuclear bomb over the ocean, with a missile flying further than Kim’s weapons ever have done before.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wor...onald-Trump-US
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Doesn't sound 'successful' to me.

Cathay Pacific not changing routes despite crew’s suspected sighting of North Korean missile test

Airline confirms that crew on CX893 reported incident on November 29, though flight operations were unaffected

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In a message on a staff online communication platform, the airline’s general manager of operations Mark Hoey, also a former 747 chief pilot, said: “Today [November 29] the crew of CX893 reported, ‘Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location. We advised ATC [air traffic control] and ops [operations] normal. Just letting you know’. Looking at the actual plots, CX096 might have been the closest, at a few hundred miles laterally.”
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/e...suspected-crew
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