According to an editorial in the Chinese state-run publication GLOBAL TIMES, the Chinese government is saying that it will remain neutral if North Korea attacks the United States first and the U.S. retaliates, BUT China will join North Korea and declare war against America if the U.S. strikes first as Trump has suggested he may do.
“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” read the editorial. “If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
The editorial went on to say that it has “not able to persuade Washington or Pyongyang to back down at this time.”
BREAKING: China Says It Will Stay Neutral If US Acts in Self-Defense Following DPRK First Strike, Will Go to War With US If US Strikes First pic.twitter.com/2UauSB30u2
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