AJ: China has resisted pressure to publicly criticise North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean naval ship.
During a three-way summit that concluded on Sunday, both South Korea and Japan pressed China to hold Pyongyang responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan in March.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley, reporting from Seoul, said that Wen’s position was no surprise. “He spoke the words that people expected but didn’t want to hear. There was some flawed hope that maybe Premier Wen would come out and stand behind the international community to have some sort of action that would go through the security council and probably help to dissipate this crisis, but he didn’t.”
As a permanant member of the UN security council, China has the power to veto any resolution or statement against North Korea.
My opinion is that most media don’t seem to understand China. Aren’t most gov’ts treating China the way China is treating NK? We give CHina the benefit of the doubt, which is us being totally blind to what’s really going on in that country. In truth a gov’t like the CCP should absolutely have no say in anything that could affect good people in the world. The torture, oppression, lying and theft that the CCP is responsible for is staring us right in the face, but we turn a blind eye and act all surprised when the CCP doesn’t behave morally when in comes to it’s partners in crime (like the Khmer Rouge as well) , it’s so stupid.