Red Dragon Plays Panda: China States It Will Enforce U.N. Resolutions Against North Korea….

We’ll see.  The red dragon has a tendency to say one thing publicly and manipulate another thing privately.  However, the baseline for China to take the role of Big Panda is the reception of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s “Four No” remarks on North Korea during his State Department briefing.

TILLERSON”S FOUR NO’S: The United States does not seek •regime change, •the collapse of the regime, •an accelerated reunification of the peninsula or •an excuse to send the U.S. military into North Korea.

So long as the ‘four-no’s’ remain visible and discussed in the international dialogue, the options for China are to comply or to be called out as a deceiving enabler.  The economic consequences for China to break the sanctions are looming and severely consequential.

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will pay the biggest price from the new United Nations sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country, but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash its $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila on Monday, Wang said the new resolution showed China and the international community’s opposition to North Korea’s continued missile tests, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Owing to China’s traditional economic ties with North Korea, it will mainly be China paying the price for implementing the resolution,” the statement cited Wang as saying.

“But in order to protect the international non-proliferation system and regional peace and stability, China will as before fully and strictly properly implement the entire contents of the relevant resolution.”

China has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough U.N. resolutions on North Korea, though it has also said what it terms “normal” trade and ordinary North Koreans should not be affected.

The latest U.N. resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also prohibits countries from increasing the numbers of North Korean laborers currently working abroad, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures.

Wang said that apart from the new sanctions, the resolution also made clear that the six party talks process, a stalled dialogue mechanism with North Korea that also includes Russia and Japan, should be restarted.

That was promise that all Security Council members made, including China, Russia and the United States, and which ought to be carried out, Wang added. (read more)

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97 Responses to Red Dragon Plays Panda: China States It Will Enforce U.N. Resolutions Against North Korea….

  1. Publius2016 says:

    TRex is a giant…May President Trump’s signing statement hold precedence so we may have true geniuses at work and not the Congress and their band of fools.

    Liked by 20 people

    • carrierh says:

      I love all Trump’s appointees for being direct and emphatic on what they are appointed to do, and don’t waste time either. Strength is good and is recognized as good so unless China/Russia/North Korea falter, everything will be to everyone’s advantage. If not, then hell breaks loose on them. So far Russia has maintained their promise to us on what is being done in Syria and things are improving fantastically well. So, we can hope the UN vote is real as is China’s and Russia’s. Being forthright and yet offering what can be done in good faith is far better than drawing that stupid pink line and absolutely nothing changes. So pleased to hear Brett telling with statistics people moving back to their towns/cities, that we helping them with return of water, electricity, etc. so they can rebuild and have the pride of doing so themselves rather than taking “care” of everything. Pride is important on all parties and that is how Trump’s administration is working to help America be Great Again but also to make other countries and their population proud of what they can do also.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Amazing what three carrier groups can accomplish.

      Liked by 3 people

    • scott467 says:

      “TRex is a giant…May President Trump’s signing statement hold precedence so we may have true geniuses at work and not the Congress and their band of fools.”


      Since I first became aware of T-Rex, having been CEO of Exon-Mobile, he struck me as being more qualified to run a country than most of the leaders of nations in the world, lol!

      When he, as Secretary of State, walks into a meeting with foreign leaders, his stature always seems at least equal to, and usually greater than, theirs.

      Or to say it another way, he seems overqualified for Secretary of State, in the best sense of the word.

      I didn’t know much about him when DJT first mentioned him, but as far as I can tell, he has been awesome since he was sworn in.

      It is an amazing thing, having people like Tillerson, Mnuchin, Lighthizer, Wilbur Ross, et al, along with the various highly qualified military officers, playing for the home team.

      Always reminds me of the first time our professional basketball players were allowed to play in the Olympics, the 1992 “Dream Team”:

      Scottie Pippen, Christian Laettner, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler and John Stockton.

      Every one of them a killer, each one capable of dominating any game in which he was playing, and putting them all on the same team… I felt bad for the competition, lol!

      Liked by 5 people

    • TONYA PARNELL says:



  2. rf121 says:

    Gordon Chang was on Lou Dobbs today. Made a point of saying that it is the military side in China that is supporting NK. The political/economic side not so much. Interesting to see who wins out in the long run. Also the 19th China Congress meets in the Fall which puts pressure on Xi and what he can do.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Stringy theory says:

      There is not much military side to China without the economic side. The generals will keep quiet.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Paco Loco says:

        The Generals are rich men with their fingers in the economic pie. The will go along with what the Party dictates. The NORKS are in for a tough patch if the Dragon cuts the flow of capital it means no foreign exchange i.e.; “No Bucks, No Buck Rogers.”

        Liked by 3 people

      • Ned says:

        Already the Chinese have QUALIFIED their support of this.

        “China has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough U.N. resolutions on North Korea, though it has also said what it terms “NORMAL” trade and ordinary North Koreans should not be affected.”

        What is the Chinese view of “normal”?
        I agree that economic and military are tied together for China.


    • jmarshs says:

      I saw the same interview and wished that Lou had picked up on the point that Chang was making. I’d like to know more about how much power the military in China has over the political/economical side.


  3. Bouchart says:

    China says a lot of things.


    • Mike says:

      Mainland Chinese CHEAT a lot.

      Liked by 2 people

    • carrierh says:

      Having visited several times and studied in mainland China, actually the people’s lives are 100% better than we first visited, they are honest, and not too many communists alive, so once they kick the bucket a huge change will go further in China – they have more entrepreneurial people now, better lifestyles, more opportunities for all, and you don’t feel any constrictions altho you know there are some. People know the importance of English and want to practice with tourists. They tend to be generous and helpful, like America used to be and will be again. No country is perfect, but China has come a long, long way in today’s world. They are a very large country and they do want to take over islands, but also know it is being warned about such movements. Their armies of men and women are large. I even had a friend that is a member of the communist party and goes once a year to a communist camp for exercise and more mind bending, but is truly gracious and generous. Since Mao said that everyone needs education, they are truly well educated and many are super artists as well. We enjoy our visits and miss our Chinese friends and good food! so hopefully will be able to visit again shortly. No tipping in China and actually great yogurt! and most offer breakfast with your stay.

      Liked by 3 people

      • olderwiser21 says:

        Hmmm. Very interesting – thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

      • RG says:

        Communist or communist light is still their way of liife. Think about it. Control by the government is a way of life.

        As for the Chinese military, they do one thing we don’t do. The don’t let unemployed thugs run the streets – they put them in the military and educate.
        In the USA, we allow boat loads of uneducated to roam our streets and join gangs that terrorize entire cities. Think about that!
        No self respecting swamp critter would dare mention that we, the USA, need to get paid back for the education that they refused to get even though the school doors are wide open and we try tor 12-14 years to teach them…oh, I forgot, many of our school systems are broken and run by idiots.

        Liked by 3 people

      • A2 says:

        Membership in the CCP is about 85 million, larger than the population of Germany. China is a one Party/State. At the recent anniversary of the PLA extravaganza the Party flag was held before the Country flag leading to all kinds of comments on social media. New guidelines for party members are being implemented before the 19th Party Congress–Marxism and atheism are non-negotiable.


      • chbailey says:

        Well then… communist China shouldn’t have much of a struggle to comply with the UN resolutions. This would show that they want NK to choose the prosperity of their people and country, which China seems to be favoring for its own country. But if China wants NK to continue their current policy of war mongering and does not comply, then China wants for NK what it does not choose for itself.


  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Wow! China has to produce results. Never thought I’d see this day!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Keln says:

    It may be foolish but for some reason I trust Xi Jinping. I do not, however, trust the overall Politburo of China. And ultimately, they are who will decide the actual policy, no matter what China says or what Xi wants. He may be the leader of the party, but it is the “old men” who really rule.

    Liked by 4 people

    • A2 says:

      President Eleven (XI) is moving his people into the Politburo and Standing Committee by eliminating his rivals before the 19th Party Congress. The ‘oldsters’ were all retired since 2002 (age and term limits). He is of the ‘fifth generation’ of party leaders and a 太子黨 crown princeling due to his father’s role in the revolution.

      Xi is on track to be the ‘core’ leader or as they used to style it, ‘supreme leader. The Politburo and XI will be like a hand and glove.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. RedBallExpress says:

    Chinese Proverb: “Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.”

    Liked by 4 people

  7. fleporeblog says:

    The Chinese are so full of it with this statement from the article linked above:

    “Owing to China’s traditional economic ties with North Korea, it will mainly be China paying the price for implementing the resolution,” the statement cited Wang as saying.   

    “But in order to protect the international non-proliferation system and regional peace and stability, China will as before fully and strictly properly implement the entire contents of the relevant resolution.”

    These morons know that our President is licking his lips and holding back his killers that would like nothing more than to go into an economic war with China. If this is needed to keep face with their citizens then so be it.

    The other reality is that the US has an armada in the area. If you think for one minute ships with coal or any other banned cargo will be floating through the waters, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

    I absolutely love the high stakes game that is being played by our President and his team. South Korea got the message loud and clear. Check out their statement from the article:

    South Korea reiterated further resolutions against Pyongyang could follow if it did not pull back.

    “North Korea should realise if it doesn’t stop its nuclear, missile provocations it will face even stronger pressure and sanctions,” Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun told a regular news briefing. “We warn North Korea not to test or misunderstand the will of the South Korea-U.S. alliance.”

    Liked by 7 people

    • rf121 says:

      Sorry Flep, no armada. We had at best two battle groups there for a short period. We do not have the resources to maintain three battle groups in the area unless we are ready to pull the trigger. And we ain’t.

      I only saw three battle groups together once. In the Arabian Sea in January 1981. We were ready to deal with Iran and the hostage crisis. I remember one morning going outside for some fresh air. Nothing but ocean. Went to breakfast then went outside one more time. Ships everywhere. Pretty cool thing to see when you are 18.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I saw somewhere that after the last missile launch, I believe, South Korea is now on board and asking us for the THAAD system.

      We had tried to rush the installation, but when the new SK President was installed he stopped it. Greatly annoyed. Insisted on full environmental impact statements. Blah Blah Blah. He seems to have gotten over that notion.

      Liked by 4 people

  8. trialbytruth says:

    I like having adults in charge .

    Liked by 7 people

  9. kpm58 says:

    Who will be the first of the UniParty to say the four No’s are a sign of weakness?
    I would so like to have ten minutes alone with them.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. John says:

    Basically, they offered to cut a deal without having to pay off North Korea. Instead they took $1B away. If they want it back they will agree to shelve the nuclear program and under talks with the six parties North Korea can get what Sec. Tillerson stated and maybe some better trade opportunities in the future.

    They are clearly signalling an easy out for the dumb ass so he can declare victory, all he has to do is not act like a dumb-ass. The USA also needs Russia to back us up here to make it work. The russia collusion story is really an act of sedition if not true.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Some Old Guy says:

      A quick question: under the Bill Clinton plan to “bribe” NK for promises of good behavior, was the US (& the South Koreans) the only parties called upon to pay $, food and technology to the Norks, or did the Chinese pay as well?

      Liked by 3 people

    • Ned says:

      Iran is funding North Korea to develop this stuff. Excluding how Obama filled up Iran’s couffers, Iran does business with the EU, the UK etc.. McMaster’s knows ALL about that.

      McMaster Worked at Think Tank Backed by Soros-Funded Group that
      Helped Obama Sell Iran Nuclear Deal

      TEL AVIV — White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster served at a UK-based think tank financed by a controversial, George Soros-funded group identified by the Obama White House as central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media.

      McMaster Served at Group Financed by Multinational Corporations
      Doing Billions in Iran Business
      You should SEE all the companies US and globally doing business with Iran.

      North Korea official’s visit to Iran could signal wider military ties

      Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection
      By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin Published May 05, 2017 Fox News

      According to U.S. defense officials, Iran was attempting to launch a Jask-2 cruise missile underwater for the first time, but the launch failed. Nonproliferation experts have long suspected North Korea and Iran are sharing expertise when it comes to their rogue missile programs.

      “The very first missiles we saw in Iran were simply copies of North Korean missiles,” said Jeffrey Lewis, a missile proliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. “Over the years, we’ve seen photographs of North Korean and Iranian officials in each other’s countries, and we’ve seen all kinds of common hardware.”

      When Iran tested a ballistic missile in late January, the Pentagon said it was based on a North Korean design. Last summer, Iran conducted another missile launch similar to a North Korean Musudan, the most advanced missile Pyongyang has successful tested to date.

      Defense analysts say North Korea’s Taepodong missile looks almost identical to Iran’s Shahab.

      “In the past, we would see things in North Korea and they would show up in Iran. In some recent years, we’ve seen some small things appear in Iran first and then show up in North Korea and so that raises the question of whether trade — which started off as North Korea to Iran — has started to reverse,” Lewis added.

      NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

      While it’s nice to cheer on President Trump, understand he has a very tough war on his hands from many directions. Iran and North Korea HATE the U.S.. Trump should NEVER have re-certified the Iran deal when they continue to violate Obama’s agreement! McMasters agenda is not Trump’s agenda. I am hopeful that soon Trump will fire McMasters.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jeans2nd says:

        The study group tasked with researching the Iran deal and finding a solution has not completed it’s work. You advocate ripping up the deal with no replacement for it. Sounds like a replay of the Health insurance fiasco.

        All this McMaster hysteria is aimed at weakening Our President. You are contributing to the unfounded hysteria. One suggests you widen your reading base.

        Liked by 3 people

    • RG says:

      The only collusiion with Russia came during the Obama-Clinton years. “Sedition” is what Hillary and Obama learned from Saul Alinsky and they were excellent students of his teachings. Bill carried Hillary’s water and that is why she didn’t mind his lifestyle as long as it didn’t get in her way. Well, it did get in her way and she was very bold to think that enough liberals existed to permit her gruesome self to sit in the White House.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Janice says:

    Breathtaking historic Times! MAGA

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Abandoned says:

    This is beyond fascinating.
    PTrump WILL be able to get China to perform on the coming NK’s nuke threat to the US, but it really truly might involve an economic suffocation of Chinese exports. There are factions in China who will refuse to back down on China’s benign “neglect” of NK, a Chinese client state with a great future planned by the Chinese elite as a permanent proxy confronter of the US.

    There is no substitute for China for access to US domestic markets, that’s the greatest weapon in the US military arsenal.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Abandoned says:

      The fact that China didn’t veto this at UN Sec Council level means…in capitals…they are taking PTrump very seriously.

      Imagine Bambi trying to pull off such a thing. The yawns would be deafening.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Abandoned says:

        Of course the US doesn’t need the UN , so we can manipulate China re NK as required.
        China can be broadly, export economically, controlled regardless of what the UN thumbsuckers want.

        Looking good.

        And isn’t it amazing that no-one from the “free China Press” (sarc, sic), the BBC, NBC, ABC, CNN et al, et al doubts for a moment that PTrump won’t screw these Chinese and NK haters of America on sight….no questions asked.

        Undoubtedly the best 200 days from any US President back to 1776.

        Liked by 3 people

  13. Bazza McKenzie says:

    Sorry to rain on your parade but this is not really a great victory for the US or President Trump.

    How much did the US have to pay China to get them to agree? How much did it commit to holding off pushing for fair trade and how many US jobs did it therefore sacrifice?

    It is actually in China’s interest to not have a nuclear well-armed NK next door. But now it gets to tell the Norks this is all really the doing of the US (for which the US is paying China in one way or another) and China has been coerced but is still the best friend the Norks have.

    The only sensible position for the US is to say to China, “NK is your client. Any act of war by them will be regarded as an act of war by you. Behave appropriately”. No need to pay China anything. Let them bear the full cost of containing the Norks without risk of it flaring up into a nuclear war between US and China.


  14. Sylvia Avery says:

    I notice some new names here tonight. Taken together, they promote similar themes.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. This has been going on for decades. You can’t fix NK just like that. Mayanmar is the nearest example, and they stand as a model for how to do it. And they are about only 20% of the way there. It’s a slow process.

    Obama told him it would be the most difficult thing he will have to face. But not true. The most difficult thing Trump has had to face so far is Obama himself and the deep state. Oh the irony.

    Trump is doing so well on the world stage in terms of bringing peace and results.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. WhichWayWesternMan says:

    Sanctions rarely work. Fatboy Kim won’t care if tens of thousands starve. North Korea is absolutely convinced the only viable deterrent is nuclear weapons and ICBM technology. As I see it, there are only two options:

    1. A grand deal in which the US relinquishes the alliance with South Korea, and withdraws all military elements from the peninsular in return for denuclearization. Sign a comprehensive peace treaty in which the US commits to respecting North Korean sovereignty.

    2. Joint military op with China to take out the regime.


    • jeans2nd says:

      Sounds like you are working for the Chinese and/or North Koreans. Thank goodness you are not on our team. One may be required to hurt you, or something.

      As you do not know which way, allow me to show you the door. Note to Mods – keep his coat. 😉


    • cohibadad says:

      Sanctions are an act of war. Not sure what you mean by “Sanctions rarely work”. I guess it depends on the goal. And I suspect they work exactly as intended by those who impose them in most cases. But if you mean that sanctions rarely work to achieve a peaceful solution to the problem, it would be interesting to hear examples of any time that has happened. I don’t think you can say it has happened with Iran, and it didn’t happen with Iraq 1 or 2. Hasn’t happened with Syria. I’m sure there are many more examples either + or – that I am leaving out.


  17. Jefff says:

    On display for public view is president Trumps secure the borders , restore the rule of law , and bring jobs and industry back to AMERICA . These are the AMERICA FIRST AGENDA bullet points for general consumption by the people via twitter . As well as the points for the ENEMEDIA to ignore or “GRUBER ” ( LIE) about .

    ” RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA ” is growing old . The commies ignoring their own ALINSKY tactics
    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

    What is happening behind the scenes that us TREEPERS get to see is the AMAZING PART !!

    One cannot ignore the possibility that it is ” the monolithic & ruthless conspiracy ” ( GLOBALISTS ) behind the FEAR mongering by using N Korea nuke threats as proof that Trump is not capable as Commander in Chief .

    With a lavish history of using WAR to impose the global use of the not federal and no reserve , FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE , as the currency for trading oil as exhibit A . ( )

    WWIII seems to be the goal of the GLOBALISTS with John McCain & Lindsey Graham the top cheerleaders for their owners / sponsors at the Military Industrial Complex .

    Trumps ace in the hole is that he is already ramping up military spending to achieve what I believer are the top 5 of many initiatives to MAGA

    1. restore communications with WE THE PEOPLE ….President Trump can counter the communist controlled ENEMEDIA with a simple tweet …COMPLETED

    2. Restore the military role to protecting our FREEDOM and our Sovereignty . Move away from the GLOBALIST role of ENFORCING THE FIAT currency of the not federal and no reserve FED ( Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein tried to sell oil for gold and EUROS ) . ………….. ON GOING

    3. SECURE OUR BORDER …..emerging media accounts of
    ICE arresting the worst illegals and MS-13 gang members in the first priority wave of actions . Also social media accounts of declining border crossings . The cut off of funding to SANCTUARY CITIES needs proper timing so as NOT to trigger ANARCHY USA . ONGOING !!

    4. BUILD ( Trump is a builder ) a parallel legislative writing and banking system to go AROUND THE UNIPARTY and crony fascist alliance of the Chamber of Commerce and WALL STREET banks . ….in the works as I type !! Commercial banks and credit unions will begin the process by offering higher REAL RATES on CDs to attract CAPITAL for MAIN STREET LENDING .

    5. Cement ( builder thing again ) in the minds of our enemies and our allies that there is now an AMERICAN in the White House and not a puppet of the GLOBALISTS . The ACTION of sending in 3 carrier battle groups to assure the trade embargo is REAL is high strength CONCRETE !!

    BIG PANDA needs to know BIG DON is in the White House not BIG PUSSY OBAMA . High level posturing at its finest !!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. tsmifjones says:

    T-Rex just looks like someone you don’t want to screw with

    Liked by 1 person

  19. A2 says:

    Read this, if you are interested in the Ross/Manuchin/Tillerson approach and sanctions on NK.

    It is 38 pages , but all the answers are there.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. El Torito says:

    In my view, all roads lead to a military resolution. The only reason China is feigning the appearance of cooperation and probably Russia too, is economic self interest. The 15-0 vote is a diplomatic achievement – as a bullet point on a final checklist which the USA will want to have when our military is called upon to make the problem go away.

    That said, the sooner the better. There’s no benefit to allowing NK time to prepare.


  21. stillers213 says:

    It is awesome to have a conservative administration that is not war-mongering. I absolutely love the four no’s.
    “The United States does not seek regime change, the collapse of the regime, an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, or an excuse to send the U.S. military into North Korea.”


    Liked by 1 person

  22. Sooner or later is will get down to one choice….trade with the US or trade with the NORKS. It’s your call, China. It’s interesting to note that Russia was recently hit with sanctions and still voted in favor of the resolution against North Korea. Makes you wonder just how severe the options have now become thanks to President Trump and the art of the deal.

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  23. 4sure says:

    Tillerson for POTUS in 2024. Or, replace Pence in 2018 as VP on ticket. Talk about dissing Ryan/McConnel and the uniparty.


  24. GForce says:

    Now is the time for South Korea’s, Moon Jae-In, to get on board with Trump’s North Korea policy. The Winter Olympics are right around the corner. Pretty sure there are plenty of nations that are very concerned about the thousands of artillery pieces facing South Korea with Kim Jung-un on the trigger!


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