Disputes are being amplified since China is showing activities that seem as if North Korea and China recovered part of their strong relationship, when it had raised the level of criticism against the North due to its missile launch last April 13.
According to this paper’s recent Chinese sources, China resumed giving aids toward North Korea in mid-May which it ceased for a month since mid-April.
Sources conveyed that “vehicles loaded with rice and oil are going into North Korea since mid-May” and that “pictures of vehicles loaded with aid supplies going into North Korea from Dandong proves this.”
As international criticism towards North Korea rose when it launched the long-range missile last April 13, China actively participated in criticizing the North that it was predicted that related to North Korea issues, China’s responsible attitude and position as one of the G2 was established.
When North Korea announced to launch the long-range missile including the launching of a satellite, China extraordinarily sent warning messages repeatedly to the North requesting to stop this. Nevertheless, North Korea carried out the long-range missile launch and China actively participated in the international society’s criticism and sanction towards the North.
There are even rumors that China actually ceased all aids to North Korea toward the end of April, stopped the third nuclear test that was predicted to be done in North Korea, and actively announced that it will agree to create peace in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia. These kinds of moves of China made surrounding nations to come up with positive opinions that related to North Korea issues, the Chinese government is trying to breakaway to a certain extent from the existing attitude of unconditionally defending the North.
Specifically, it has been clarified by this paper’s internal inquiry that China ceased aiding rice and oil that it always used to give near the rice-planting season for the first time this year from when North Korea publicly announced the missile launch on March 16 to early May. Due to this, it has been known that relevant instructions were given inside North Korea.
However, going against this kind of expectation, China resumed aiding North Korea from mid-May, when only a month passed, and this once again proved that its expediential ‘love’ towards the North did not change at all. According to sources, it is assumed that China’s war supply aid toward North Korea resumed lately and this paper is currently concentrating on procuring specific evidence about this.
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