Sunday, September 7, 2014

MEMO: Current China/North Korea Dynamic - #MattMiller

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Date: September 7, 2014

MEMORANDUM: Current China/North Korea Dynamic 

Overview: 

Big brother little brother relationship, China boosts NK's ego all the while manipulating them on multiple levels.

China's Message to North Korea: 

You're so cool, you're so powerful, we take you seriously!!!

We will give you technology!!!

Note: China does not berate NK publicly and they are markedly not helpful re NK's nuclear program…. 

China's Master Strategy: 

Give NK just enough technology - crappy surveillance drones, some conventional weapons, etc. - so as to secure NK allegiance.

China could conceivably count on NK military if it were to launch a ground offensive.

China not going to give too much technology, nuclear weapons to NK lest NK become powerful enough to say "No" to China or even turn their weapons on the mainland.

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