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- Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:46:01 +0000
China on the other hand to supports North Korea and will back them up. I'd also like to point out a large portion of our manufactured goods are produced by China. In an event of war we'd most likely be sanctioned an no longer receive goods from them. Futher-more ******** up are already messed up economy.
I'm not sure I buy that. This month China has stopped repatriating defecting NK refugees, which is a bit of a diplomatic kiss off to the DPRK's people's party.
China is nothing if not pragmatic. When it comes down to it, they will probably sell the DPRK out if it serves the Chinese interests. It's not like they are idealogically tied anyway, The Chinese government these days isn't as tied to the Marxist-Lenin flavor of communism, and the DPRK's flavor is homegrown by Kim Il-Sung.
China knows that if it stands against the western powers, and the UN they will be brutally sanctioned. Their powerhouse economy based on being the sweatshop for the west will be brought to a standstill, leaving a very put out and a very pissed off proletariat that will march for heads of the party leaders for screwing them over.
If that were to happen we could move stuff over to vietnam, laos, camboda, thailand, or even better just back home. It wouldn't be the end of the world. Prices would go up, but so would quality, and then people would be employed again and their purchasing power will balance out.
Besides, NK is just posturing again. They do this so frequently it's a joke. They wave weapons around and threaten violence in exchage for food for the people, the UN sends food, the government steals it and feeds their military with it. Wash rinse repeat. Has happened for decades now.