How North Korea Boosted Obama’s Asia “Pivot” (to China’s Dismay)
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  • Stacy Garvey

    I’m wondering if China hasn’t intentional given the Norks a long leash to test American resolve in the region.

  • With friends like these……..

  • Having built out most of their infrastructure in the past couple of decades, China needs new avenues of public investment to keep their people employed and their major state-owned enterprises (steel and shipbuilding especially) humming.

    So maybe these developments play into their hands too? A major expansion of the Chinese navy could be just what the doctor ordered.

  • China’s out is to effect regime change in the DPRK. It preserves the status quo ante. The questions are whether they can really justify taking on the task and what is the response of the other countries in the region as China adds to its empire?

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