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China v Kim?

Is China about to overthrow Kim Jong Il? I wouldn’t get my hopes up very high on this. China has been a real problem in this Korean business, and surely there is a faction in China that actively looks forward to the trouble North Korea can give the United States. But reports like this are encouraging, nonetheless. It is by no means inconceivable that the prospect of a nuclear armed Japan, South Korea, and even Taiwan might finally push China toward doing something about this deadly dangerous Korean problem. On the other hand, this report could be nothing but wishful thinking. Time will tell.


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