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#1 Massive econ assistance which is barely enough for ordinary Norkies, + by most accounts is not getting any better, + scores of 000's of PLA Security forces in NOKOR [150-300,000?] to protect the Kims + Regime.
Speaking of massive econ assistance by China,
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > THE [normal = regular]SCOPE OF CHINESE AID TO NORTH KOREA IS DISCERNED/DETERMINED BY CHINA.
90-100,000 TONS OF FOOD, 500,000 TONS OF FUEL OIL, approxi 20.0Milyuhn in Goods per Annum.
* SAME > GREAT WALL ESTIMATE ANGERS SOUTH KOREANS.
ARTIC > SOKORS = China should NOT be claiming as part of its historial "Great Wall" fortifications + other complexes which were contructed by the Govts-People of the ancient Korean States of GOGURYEO + BOHAI; nor to also claim those located in current NOKOR territory.
* WORLD NEWS > NORTH KOREA TESTS THE PATIENCE OF CHINA | .... ITS CLOSEST ALLY.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-30 00:58||
#2 WAFF, TOPIX > TAIWAN LETS KOREANS IN FREE, BUT NOT [Chinese] MAINLANDERS.
Once cleared in Taiwan, the Koreans can come to Guam-CNMI or other US Ports-of-Entry.
FYI my home island of GUAM is trying to get US visa waiver program approved for mainland Chinese tourists.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-30 01:16||
#3 Corrected Headline, "North Korean LEADERS despise China".
How dare they be successfull, the nerve?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-06-30 06:47||
#4 Jim, given that the Chinese have inflicted North Korea's current leadership on its people, I suspect it's a safe bet that its people don't like them either.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-06-30 15:27||