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Thread: Has China ever hoped to teach NKorea the same lessons as India?

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    Default Has China ever hoped to teach NKorea the same lessons as India?

    1. The following are excerpts from the 30 August 2017 AFP news report headlined "China says it hopes India will 'learn lessons' from standoff" at

    (Begin excerpts)
    China said Wednesday it hopes India will "learn lessons" following the end of a months-long military stand-off in a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas.

    The two nations resolved the deadlock over the Doklam area claimed by both China and Bhutan, an ally of India, just days before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend a BRICS summit in eastern China.

    "Of course we hope the Indian side will learn lessons from this incident and prevent similar things from happening again," Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a news briefing on the upcoming BRICS summit, which includes both nations as well as Brazil, Russia and South Africa....

    The foreign minister did not say whether Chinese President Xi Jinping and Modi would hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the BRICS summit next week in the port city of Xiamen.

    "The first thing is whether the leaders have the willingness to meet," Wang said.

    "If there's a willingness from the leaders participating (in BRICS), the Chinese side will try to make it possible if our schedule permits." (End excerpts)

    2. Wang Yi's remarks raise some interesting questions. Firstly, will there be more lessons for Modi if the schedule of his Chinese "teacher" permits?

    Secondly, why the US can "tame" all its allies including Japan and South Korea but China cannot do so with its North Korean ally?

    Thirdly, if China had taught North Korea some lessons immediately after the Korean War, can it keep the rogue state on the leash instead of the other way round? It is interesting to note that China has never openly slammed North Korea for its insubordination and unruliness, not to mention teaching it the same lessons as it has claimed to teach India.
    Last edited by reedak; 31-08-2017 at 08:25 PM.


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