How should China get involved, if at all?
The US has little interest in another major conflict since they are already stretched thin elsewhere. Plus they happen to be broke. Whatever the strong language, they will try to make sure SK does not escalate behind the scenes; just as China will give lukewarm comments about stability but pull on the reigns in private with NK.Well, if China ends up dictating what happens, then there probably won't be a war. If however, the US comes in and starts dictating, there probably will be a war since NK will be labeled 'a threat' to the region lol. In such a situation, China may have to chose between the two Koreas. South Korea/Japan is a good friend to have, however, NK is an ally of China and therefore it is expected that China do something.
If a war were to start, it will probably be because the US/west intervened.
Vietnam and North Korea are not allies in any sense. Where on earth did you get that idea from?^^May be, it's like maintaining order by eliminating opposition and rebellion, it's definitely bring peaceful. Since so far we don't have a democracy for the world, the only solution is eliminating the opposition.....but we all know that US get a huge benefit from NK. The more naughty the better.
Btw, Vietnam is North Korea ally. NK also help Vietnam a lot.
Couldn't agree more.Economically, of course China should force NK to implement Reforms, just like Deng Xiaoping had. The North East of China and South Korea would profit from an economically open North. Revitalising the north east would be much easier.
Not really.I don't think either South Korea or China would want a war in the slightest, and the US would need to be utterly retarded to start another war when its militrary resources are already stretched thin especially when European forces become fed up with Afganistan and decide to just pull out (as the UK is indicating). The country least afraid of war is unfortunately North Korea.
Just because both NK and Vietnam are communist countries it doesn't necessarily mean they are allies or even like each other. There hasn't been a true communist state for decades, and some could argue, ever. Today both NK and VN are just communist in name, much like China is as they all have adopted capitalism to different extends. With that said, communist states have also been at odds at times, such as between China and the former Soviet Union in the 70's or between China and Vietnam around the same time.^^Both are communist countries. There are no much friends of NK, the closest friends came from communist countries like China and Vietnam.
I'm sure it's nice to just suck on the teet of the American propaganda and not have to think for yourself.The World is get angry with North Korea's dirty actions. US will help the world more safety.
Precisely, unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, NK has no resources valuable enough to justify an American invasion. This is why so far it's just been a shouting match with no real actions. Strategically speaking, NK poses a much greater threat to the US than Afghanistan and Iraq combined.What resources (oil?) North Korea has, that justify big war by the US? The US just want to provoke China too, and try to show it has military power though its power is declining. I think South Korea is dumb. They will foot the bill, they will be the victim of US play.
Logically yes, but unfortunately that's not how the world works. US makes a huge deal on China increasing its military budget alone, which is still just a tiny fraction of America's military budget BTW.^^ No as long as its not in China's maritime territory. Given this example, if ever Washington complains about Chinese army in it's neighbor's sea territory, then Beijing can remind them of their activities here.