China Publicly Rebukes North Korea For ‘Troublemaking For Selfish Gain’

north-korea-jong-i_2492687bPat Dollard

(Reuters) – China warned against “troublemaking” on its doorstep, in an apparent rebuke to North Korea, and the United States said it was postponing a missile test to help calm high tension on the divided Korean peninsula.

China, North Korea’s sole financial and diplomatic backer, has shown growing irritation with Pyongyang’s warnings of nuclear war.  

Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressing a forum on the southern island of Hainan, did not name North Korea but said no country “should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain”.

Stability in Asia, he said, “faces new challenges, as hot spot issues keep emerging and both traditional and non-traditional security threats exist”.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed similar frustration in a statement late on Saturday, relating a telephone conversation with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“We oppose provocative words and actions from any party in the region and do not allow trouble making on China’s doorstep,” Wang said, according to a ministry statement on its website.

On Sunday, the ministry expressed “grave concern” at rising tension and said China had asked North Korea to “ensure the safety of Chinese diplomats in North Korea, in accordance with the Vienna Convention and international laws and norms”.

China’s embassy, it said, was “understood” to be operating normally in Pyongyang.

11 thoughts on “China Publicly Rebukes North Korea For ‘Troublemaking For Selfish Gain’

  1. “China warned against “troublemaking” on its doorstep, in an apparent rebuke to North Korea”

    Rrrrrriiiiggghhhtttt…….and tomorrow China will pull out another fake show for the world by spanking Kim Jong Un’s fat little bottom.

    Tell me another one, China. We all know you are just putting on a show for the world. We know you don’t want to look like the bad guy. Don’t worry. We all know you are the bad guy. You’re just not as bad as the U.S, Britain and Israel, YET. However, in a couple of years, that will probably change.

  2. In the picture, Fatboy Kim is looking at the gun and probably saying, “You mean this gun is real? It looks like a toy. Oh wait! It is. Damn. Fisher Price makes them look so much more real than before.”

  3. These should be issued to all the armies of the world — think how many lives that would save. Next to come: paper artillery and mortars, and paper bombers dropping bean bags. War could be fun again, just like when we were kids!

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