I saw these videos a long time ago and I thought they were lost, so I’ll ad the link, but they don’t upload well at all. Anyway, the footage is of Hu Jintao visiting NK, and the whole country of NK is lining the streets to do choreographed cheers. They seem to adore Hu Jintao (China’s political system). I remember how sick this made me when I was first finding out what the communist party of China is about (and NK). I think that the UN has an extremely naive view of the communist party if they think that the Chinese leaders care much for global peace, they want “harmony” everyone to think alike, in their favour, to thank them for the bullet they put in your head. So it’s all about the lies and the spying and the terror, so I really don’t think that we should assume that the Chinese gov’t has some altruistic intention with NK, they are allies.
By Evelyn Leopold, at the United Nations, Huffington Post
Until China agrees to tougher sanctions or other ways to discourage North Korea’s military ambitions, the United States and its allies will have an uphill battle other than putting pressure on Beijing itself. After three hours of consultation in the UN Security Council on Sunday, the 15 members were deadlocked on North Korea’s firing of a three-stage rocket, and agreed to consult further on “appropriate action…given the urgency of the matter,” said Mexico’s Ambassador Claude Heller, this month’s council president.
“The United States view is that the most appropriate response to an action of this gravity would be a Security Council resolution,” said Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations. But China, which like the United States, Russia, Britain and France, has veto power in the Security Council, is not so sure. “I think we are now in a sensitive moment,” its UN ambassador, Zeng Yesui told reporters. He said that any action by Security Council had to be “cautious and proportionate.” China, which on North Korean questions is routinely backed by Russia, delivers fuel to North Korea and a good deal of its food and other supplies.
While experts believe Beijing does not want its neighbor to have nuclear weapons (much less face a Japan that could insist on them also), it also fears a collapse of the regime if there is too much pressure. More refugees would stream over its border. And further down the road there could be reunification with the south and American troops on its frontier.
Yuck, sorry about all the nasty pictures…