The Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear if it collapses, they will then be faced with a unified democratic Korea on their border that is a close US ally.

This story by Jane Perlez in the NY Times is not for everyone. What interests me and perhaps a larger audience, is the Chinese attitude described, that the Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear if it collapses, they will then be faced with a unified democratic Korea on their border that is a close US ally. It sounds as if they are insisting to bolster the misery in North Korea in case of war with the US.

A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between the two…
nytimes.com|By JANE PERLEZ