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  • Fewer dead Americans

    Let China deal with the clean up. Eventually unite north and south back to one country. Major benefit's would include the amount of aid that could flow in from all over the world to the people in NK. I am pretty sure if China started to roll on Pyongyang the Korean military would shatter.

  • All positive (minus a little death)

    DPRK wouldn't see it coming. The Chinese could mobilise in support of the DPRK against SK. Then like a Trojan horse knock the DPRK regime flat in a couple of days. China could either swallow up north korea whole or have it as servant state.

    For - North Koreans lives improve immediately. The regime is gone. The imminent threat to the U.S is removed. The imminent threat to SK is removed. China gets to expand a little, but not anywhere that bothers anyone else. The tension on the peninsula would fizzle out. South Korea gains a powerful trade partner to the north. South and north Koreans can mix again and the harsh border can be removed. China can exercise and test its new military strength. There's less paperwork if the Chinese do it and it won't cost the U.S anything. Especially losses of men, which after 9/11 and the ongoing wars, it could do without. The UN and security council would likely back China, invading a rogue nuclear state right on it border. China would show a mature interventionist policy.

    Against - China further expands, and the U.S feel pushed back. There will be casualties, likely minimal. The Chinese don't answer to the normal norms of war, there are likely to be atrocities and executions at a high level, but this will likely speed up the process and avoid a long protracted war.

  • China is more stable

    Everything about modern China show more stability in their Government than N. Korea. NK's military is also in bad shape, both physically and in Morale and would quite possibly defect to China in order to gain better treatment. As long as US and China could agree that S. Korea should remain as it is, there would be more or less "Instant" stability over there.

  • China should invade North Korea

    China should flex its military might for the United Nations and world peace and invade North Korea. China should be regarded by the United States and All of Europe as an allied force and not a possible enemy. If China were to invade and free the North Koren people they could control and put in place a government who would be in control of their military and of course cancel any of their nuclear ambitions. There would be no intervention from the west and the whole Koren peninsula would be a safer place.

  • China should invade NK

    NK serves a useful purpose to China and that is to provide a challenge to its advisaries: the US and Japan. Its ancient belief is that conflict between adversaries is auspicious to China. However, the threat of a nuclear war at worst, and an official break with the US in the easiest case, is also not in China's interest. Balancing these conflicting pressures, China might be induced to invade it we can demonstrate it is to China's long term advantage to do so. That might mean forgoing support for Taiwan, especially if the "cost" of foregoing Taiwan is an avoided nuclear war. Remember the "China Dream" is to regain its rightful place as the most pre-eminent society of the world. This cosmology is the key to finding a way out of this extremely dangerous point in time.

  • DPRK has leapt off a cliff with no parachute

    NK has inadvertantly locked themselves in a corner. The DMZ in unpassable, it is the largest minefield on earth. If China invades then NK either commits suicide or surrenders. Afterwards China has no risk of SK land invasion and has a readymade buffer zone. If China refuses to invade the US can punish them with trade restrictions by thats unlikely. Xi will cement his legacy with a world approved invasion while ensuring NK remains a controlled socialist territory. Putin loses as China takes over the huge coast on the Sea of Japan and can now establish a port to export goods from Yanbian and eastern China competing directly with Vladivostok. Xi takes NK with world approval unlike Putins grab of Crimea further isolating Putin. And if China plays its cards right they can negotiate for control of the South China Sea as further compensation.

  • We are closely tied to China with financial and industrial commerce. Our interests are intertwined in spite of our ideologies being different.

    N.Korea is a cancer in the locker room of the world league. China gets more land and resources. Koreans get a better life than they now have. The world can sleep without fear of nuclear war. Everybody wins. The U.S. , its allies and China blast N.Koreas ruling class out of existence. China occupies the North and agrees to leave the South aline. Everybody wins!

  • Let China Have NK

    China already has nuclear weapons and we don't worry about them being irresponsible. They would be doing the NK people a favor to take over. SK doesn't really want to finance reunification anyway. China would make a more stable neighbor. Seems the only loser would be the Kim family :)

  • Take it from an Asian

    As an Asian, I do believe that we should nuke North Korea, on the basis of how Kim Jon Un is a complete and utter retard, who treats his country as his playground. He has a pleasure squad, which is inhumane, in addition to many of his people dying daily on the streets, whilst Kimmy eats luxuriously. North Korea also relies on China for many of its imports, so if China invades, they would have no allies to support them (obviously), resulting in a quick campaign ( not a war, because that would suggest that North Korea has a chance of actually combating them)

  • Humanitarian grounds would be enough for China

    This despotic type of regime does not belong in the 21st century or any century , George Orwell described this regime prophetically in his book "Animal Farm" , a must read. A man that would kill his uncle with an execution by surface to surface rocket , kill his own half brother to secure leadership is not stable.

  • Both Opinions Have One Thing in common, It is up to china to act.

    China has to deal with North Korea in the end. Here are 3 (Bad) options that I think china has.

    Option 1) Force negation by threat to cut off aid and cause DPRK collapse.
    Option 2) Invade DPRK with or without US, ROK, and allied support.
    Option 3) Do nothing and risk possible nuclear war and collapse.

    I would try options 1 and 2. Any other options someone can think of are welcome. I just can't think of what to do with this country. Even under the best case I can think of (North Korea standing down and asking for international assistance) It would still take a massive international effort to keep the north Koreans alive and rehabilitate the country either under the ROK or PRC.

  • North Korea is a horrible place, with many human rights abuses, but they have nuclear weapons.

    They could easily blow up Japan or South Korea. Not to mention they have one of the world's biggest militaries. There are more effective ways to subdue North Korea without immediately threatening them. For example, boycotting them. China is NK's only trading partner. As such, they have power over them.

  • Why would China do that?

    I believe that China should not attack North Korea because I am morally opposed to violence. China will do whatever is best for China. Right now in terms of nominal GDP, China has the bronze medal. I believe that they really want the gold. A war would really shake things up. The question then becomes if China unites with the US to defend North Korea, who will come out stronger in the end; US or China? China has plenty of money, manpower, and is already the manufacturing power house. The US is in debt up to its eyeballs but if they some how pull it together, they might be able to hold onto the Silver. Meanwhile, the EU will be enjoying their holidays.

  • No, that's stupid

    China is doing the right thing by telling their ally that their ally is acting idiotic even by the standards it has set for itself, in no world does China invading North Korea make sense. In no world is it even remotely plausible, really, this question is a very pointless one.

  • China Should Not Invade North Korea

    Provocation is such an open-ended concept. North Korea, through her bold and boastful assertions these last handful of weeks, most certainly is bordering on crossing the proverbial line of blatant international provocation. But, without committing a direct act of war, or otherwise secure and documented knowledge that the threat of such is being internally planned by North Korea, China, nor any other country for that matter, should haphazardly invade them simply based on their current level of what appears to be diplomatic suicide.

  • China won't invade.

    Chinese military is unproven. There is no upside to invasion, but there is lots of downside. N. Korea has a large Military, history tell us that China has lost many of wars in the Korean Peninsula and have let many of dynasties to fall with those wars. There is no guarantees of the winning war without the support of the N. Korean peoples. Those people has been brainwash against China for decades. Mao wanted to attack Taiwan, but Korean war distracted him. A war in Korean Peninsula will delay China's ultimate goal of reuniting Taiwan to China even if just nominally and total control of South China Sea.

  • No they should not

    Invade no but put pressure so the people can rise up and be free .It can be done .I suggest contact air drops of phone and literature to encourage the people to rise up if they so choose .They help this along but they must no invade It would not be right .

  • No they should not

    Invade no but put pressure so the people can rise up and be free .It can be done .I suggest contact air drops of phone and literature to encourage the people to rise up if they so choose .They help this along but they must no invade It would not be right .

  • China need to invaide north korea

    Well south korea cant do it there out gun and out cannon so maybe the usa can do it if brack obama let us to so china is a super power if it stop russia trade then the china be unstopable it out gun korea so the china need to do it what if north korea somehow invaide china china need to strike first

  • China need to invaide north korea

    Well south korea cant do it there out gun and out cannon so maybe the usa can do it if brack obama let us to so china is a super power if it stop russia trade then the china be unstopable it out gun korea so the china need to do it what if north korea somehow invaide china china need to strike first


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