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#1 In a way I see the logic - serious reforms in the DPRK opens the door for more Chinese influence + authority in the the country than Jong-un + Pyongyang Boyz may tolerate.
China's is already the DPRK's primary = pre-dominant trading partner, + its percentage of bilateral trade wid the DPRK keeps rising every year according to the Perts.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > VIETNAM READY TO HOST RUSSIAN MARITIME BASE. Ashore naval vessel maintenance facility in Cam Ranh Bay - actual base control to remain under Vietnam.
Regardless, methinks China's just received its first geopol-sensitive diplomatic issue wid its new offshore "Sansha/Sashi City-Province" in the SCS, as IMO Nuclear-armed Mama Russia isn't going to stand for its RussNav Warships plying the risque' narrow shallows between the new "Sansha/Sashi City" + the Vietnam or PHIL, etc. coasts per the strategic Malaccas.
And where Seaspace is sovereignly controlled by one Nation, more likely than not so also is the Airspace above, which makes thingys more contentious between Mama Russia + China.
* SAME > POSTER THREAD: DOES CHINA HAVE THE MILITARY CAPABILITY TO INVADE OR BLOCKADE AUSTRALIA?
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-30 00:38||
#2 "Those expecting to see reform in North Korea should be aware that they're waiting on "a foolish and silly dream."
Darn right ... you tell 'em Kim Jong Un. Now that you're married - you gott'a go out and buy 1,000 pairs of shoes for your wife. Heck, that takes a lot of hard currency dude. We sympathize with ya.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-30 19:28||