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  •  Fascinating story, (4+ / 0-)
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    but there are too many imponderables, including the possibility that Mao Anying survived that day but died any time from 1950 to 1976, and so on. If China is so happy not to be North Korea, it is remarkable that it still props up the North Korean regime. China should abandon North Korea and allow the regime to collapse. After that, US troops will be withdrawn from South Korea.

    "It is, it seems, politically impossible to organize expenditure on the scale necessary to prove my case -- except in war conditions."--JM Keynes, 1940

    by randomfacts on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 08:40:59 PM PST

    •  There is a difference between (3+ / 0-)
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      what the Chinese people want, and what the government want. Hardly any Chinese I know wants to prop up the North Korean regime. In fact, it is a target of constant ridicule in China.

      •  Indeed. (1+ / 0-)
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        But the Chinese government have other concerns, practical, political and geopolitical.

        In fact, DPRK is a yoke around their necks in some respects, like a crazy uncle.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 09:53:00 PM PST

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        •  "Crazy uncle in the attic" (0+ / 0-)

          Is what several of my Korean friends call North Korea. And they don't want it to be brought down suddenly, for the same reason the Chinese don't want it to collapse: refugees. An utter, incredible, king-sized mess. East Germany x 1000. Like bringing a deep-sea diver from two miles down to the surface in a single instant.

          When we are no longer children, we are already dead. (Constantin Brancusi) And whoever gave it, thanks for the gift!

          by sagesource on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 12:49:15 AM PST

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    •  Clue: We are neighbors (2+ / 0-)
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      And the DPRK is a pot that needs tending.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 09:49:48 PM PST

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