Why China wants North Korea to survive.

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North Korea is a stalwart ally.

North Korea is a problem for the USA that China can turn up or turn down.

North Korea is a trade partner which per force gives China sweetheart deals.

If North Korea did not exist as a separate entity there would be one united Korea which would be a US ally and a more significant rival to China militarily and economically.

If North Korea were free it would set a dangerous example to Chinese people who want freedom.

If the United States succeeded in North Korea she might be tempted to do likewise in China.

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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