한국어 | June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016
China to participate in UN sanctions against N.Korea: Seoul
China to participate in UN sanctions against N.Korea: Seoul
Beijing notes that recent nuclear test violated UNSC resolutions and past agreements: MND
January 15th, 2016

South’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday that China has expressed intent to participate in the United Nations Security Council’s sanctions against North Korea.

China’s agreement reportedly took place in a working-level defense policy meeting with South Korea.

“During the meeting held in Seoul, the Chinese Defense Ministry said North Korea’s fourth nuclear test violated UN Security Council resolutions and the September 19 joint statement, so they also offered their opinion that they will to participate in the resolution on North Korea,” the MND told NK News.

Inter-Korean tensions have risen since North Korea’s recent nuclear test. Last Friday the MND announced its plan to use loudspeakers to broadcast propaganda at the North. Soon after the broadcast went live, North Korea reacted by installing own speakers to counter the South’s effort.

Two days ago thousands of North Korean leaflets, including those ones directing profane insults at South Korean President Park Geun-hye were dropped in and around Seoul. On the same day, a North Korean unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was also spotted near the inter-Korean border.

Recently, South Korea urged that China continue its involvement in countering the North, and has spoken of the need to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the Korean Peninsula, something China has opposed.

Additional reporting: JH Ahn

Featured Image: Korea_China_Press_Conference_20130627_03 by KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea on 2013-06-27 19:31:34

  • http://thekoreanforeigner.blogspot.kr/ John Lee

    So how watered down are the sanctions going to be?

    • thecactusman17

      China DOES NOT want a rogue nuclear state on its border. They already have enough problems sharing a border with India and Russia, having somebody who might actually press the button in a fit of madness is a huge liability. Even if they weren’t the target the literal and metaphorical fallout would be disrepair for Chinese prospects in the region.

  • Edgar Nissen

    How abot trying something smarter than propaganda speakers? Small gift packs with something good to eat, a playing toy, a book, a DVD, a glossy magazine, a friendly letter, and so on, airdropped in plenty and with continuity over the whole country in great numbers, as signs of friendship from the outside world to the tormented people of N.K. Would not that contradict the regime’s internal propaganda?

    • Chan Jong

      That already happened…. Many times…

    • Ricky

      Probably because its a lot easier to play music than it is to produce tangible propaganda. The whole idea is to spread the idea that SK isn’t a dirt poor country. Also the north usually just takes credit for any kind of aid. Anything that has an american flag on it, the regime just says they had to buy from the Americans so that the American people won’t starve. But yeah, those other things have happened too.

    • Cory

      Another issue is that the punishment for being caught with these items is death. For you. And your parents. And your children, if you have them.

    • thecactusman17

      Happens constantly.

      If you are an NK citizen, and are found in possession of such products, your family can be summarily executed and/or sent to labor camps. If you’re very lucky, the same will happen to you.

  • Cuba

    Russian attacks
    Syria 2016…… Horror………

    https://youtu.be/RNDziG4_tu4?list=PLx3rka76NWipRUaE65fE66411U6XxKCIr

  • FYI

    The Chinese are only doing this for international sympathy and a sense of credibility, but they are still cancer.

    They are the reason the murderous DPRK exists to this day. A cowardly sneak attack against UN forces in 1950.

  • SuperColeMan

    The international community’s tolerance of the North Korean regime is unethical. Patience will only continue to enable their fascism; inaction is complicity. #RealTalk

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