China could be left out of peace talks after Trump-Kim summit, analysts say
Beijing should be involved in talks for a peace treaty to officially end the Korean war, according to Chinese analysts, who say there is a chance it could be left out of the negotiations following a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The Chinese Commies won't like that. If Trump is smart, he should try to wean N Korea off its dependency on China. Establish trading links. Give foreign aid in exchange for shutting down its nukes and missiles. Get rich Japan and S Korea to contribute.
My hunch is that Fatty Kim is mad at the Chinese for not supporting him enough and in fact pressuring him to abandon his precious nuke toys. He must be thinking, "The Chinese buckled under American pressure instead of supporting us. Why did put ourselves in such a position as to depend so much on China? Why can't I play US against China I go for the highest bidder. "
Kim also disputed a claim by Chinese scientists that he offered to shut down the test site only because it was no longer functioning after the last nuclear test in September triggered a series of aftershocks that are believed to have caused part of the mountain to collapse, according to a spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
“Some said we will dismantle unusable facilities, but there are two larger tunnels [in addition to] the original one and these are in very good condition as you will [see],” Kim was quoted as saying by the spokesman, Yoon Young-chan.
The Chinese, for whatever reason, decided to rain on Fatty Kim's parade by saying that his nuclear testing site was useless anyway and so don't deserve much concessions from the US. Maybe they are afraid that Fatty Kim will now be too friendly with the South Koreans and the Americans for their liking. They prefer Fatty Kim to be dependent on them so as to control him.
“Judging from the Panmunjom Declaration, North Korea’s emphasis on ‘denuclearisation’ was not specifically about Pyongyang. It did not say it would completely get rid of its nuclear weapons,” said Sun Xingjie, a Korean affairs expert with Jilin University. “South Korea may have over-interpreted North Korea’s definition of denuclearisation.”
That is probably true. Fatty Kim wants to keep some Trump cards to bargain with. He won't go full out to rid himself of nukes but will scale down drastically, just enough to satisfy Trump. At the same time, he hopes to lessen his dependency on Beijing. I see he wants to be friendly to rich Japan too.
Fatty Kim wants to talk to Japan too