Global Times: China could accept surgical strike on North Korea
But forces moving past the DMZ would spark military intervention
A Chinese state-run newspaper said Saturday that China would not engage militarily if the US conducted a surgical strike on North Korea’s nuclear facility, noting it would only resort to diplomatic channels to oppose such a move.
Beijing’s position was stated in an editorial in the state-run Global Times, a tabloid controlled by China’s Communist Party.
“If Pyongyang’s unwavering pursuit of its nuclear program continues and Washington launches a military attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities as a result, Beijing should oppose the move by diplomatic channels, rather than get involved through military action,” Joongang Daily translated the editorial as saying.