May 29, 2024

Will there be conflict on the Korean Peninsula in 2017?

Quasi-governmental news outlet in China says the peninsula is most likely spot for war this year

A recent article in the Global Times stated, “From the perspective of war or new military clashes... the Korean Peninsula is the primary target [italics added for emphasis]” in 2017.

Before analyzing that statement, let us first evaluate the source of this news. The Global Times is a so-called populist organ published in Beijing under the aegis of the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

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