BREAKING: China Just Warned North Korea “We Will Respond With Force If..”

If North Korea crosses Beijing’s “bottom line,” China may bomb its neighbor.

China warns the North’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China. If North Korea negatively impacts China with its illicit nuclear activities, the latter will respond with force, a Global Times editorial published on the news service for the Chinese military stressed.

“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China,” the report stated. “If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back … By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks [on] DPRK nuclear facilities on its own.”

The northeastern provinces of Liaoning and Jilin border North Korea. Together with three other provinces, these provinces make up the Northern Theater Command.

“We all know that the DPRK’s sixth nuclear test is imminent, and various parties, especially China, are generally worried about this,” the editorial commented.

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site is located far from Pyongyang but disconcertingly close to China. During past North Korean nuclear tests, buildings cracked and schools were evacuated in China. With each nuclear test, the explosive yield of the nuclear bomb grows, intensifying the threat to China.

“If by any chance nuclear leakage or pollution incidents happen, the damage to northeast China environment will be catastrophic and irreversible,” the military report explained.

The commentary points out that North Korea’s nuclear facilities are “fixed and known” to the outside world, theoretically making them easier to strike. China might permanently wipe out the North’s ability to produce nuclear material for nuclear weapons.

The report also stressed that North Korea must not “fall into turmoil,” causing refugees to spill across the border. Furthermore, China will never accept a North Korean government that is hostile to Beijing, nor will it ever tolerate U.S. forces crossing the Yalu River in a conflict on the peninsula.

While the views expressed in the report may not necessarily represent the immediate views of the state, the article highlights the reality that North Korea is becoming a liability rather than an asset to the Chinese.

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Robert Amnor (born 1968), is the Europe Correspondent since September 2011[1] for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting. He is based in the city of Brussels in Belgium. He was formerly a programme presenter and correspondent for BBC News, presenting the Liquid News programme on BBC News 24 channel (now BBC News Channel) and Entertainment Correspondent for the BBC Six O'Clock News (now BBC News at 6). He became urope Correspondent in September 2011. Robert was educated at Highgate School, then a boys' independent school, in the Highgate, London, followed by the University of Bristol, where he studied history. He then studied for a postgraduate degree in journalism at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in Cardiff. Robert spent several years at the BBC, mainly as a correspondent for BBC News but also as chief reporter on BBC Choice's entertainment news show Liquid News.[2] It was Robert who discovered the body of presenter Christopher Price after he died from a rare brain infection in 2002.[3] Following the end of Liquid News, Robert went on to present The Morning Show, a shortlived daytime show on BBC One with the Pop Idol judge Nicki Chapman, in 2003,[4] but that was cancelled after poor viewing figures. Robert joined Sky News in January 2005 as a special correspondent and reported on Live at Five and the former show, The Sky Report, filming a series of undercover reports including one featuring the controversial Kansas preacher Fred Phelps. In June 2006, he was appointed Environment Correspondent for the channel, anchoring Sky News's Green Britain week from Lutterworth, Leicestershire, in January 2007.