China Turns Away North Korean Trade After Trump Pressures Beijing, this headline may or may not be true, I do know, when I went to the People’s Daily Online in China has nothing on their entire front page. This is very murky now. I went further into the People’s Daily and there is news about S. Koreans against THAAD deployment by the USA. No mention of North Korea anywhere. So the Western media is big on this story and I see nothing about it at the Chinese news, and they even have the Asian man brutally beaten by United Airlines story is big in China today. Oh, and the Chinese are mad about…the US bringing in aircraft carriers to South Korea!
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system which is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach.THAAD was developed to counter Iraq’s Scudmissile attacks during the Gulf War in 1991. The missile carries no warhead, but relies on the kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming missile. A kinetic energy hit minimizes the risk of exploding conventional warhead ballistic missiles, and nuclear tipped ballistic missiles will not detonate upon a kinetic energy hit.
OK: the Chinese are pissed off about THAAD, and perhaps they are turning on Baby Dragon, North Korea because they don’t want missiles flying everywhere with no permission from Beijing. But their #1 piss is about the US ballistic missiles, not North Korea.
Our media, across the board, is all happy about this news, China is doing the usual: being conservative and careful and playing with their cards close to their chest. I have dealt with the Chinese leaders in the past and so have my parents and we know how they think. They probably feel they lost control of Kim and want him to cool it or else.
But I don’t see any friendliness here about all this, China is still pissed at the US military! People in US media including both far left and far right are reading way to much to the Chinese business of suppressing North Korea.