China: August 20, 2003


Several high ranking Chinese defense officials are in North Korea. It is thought that the Chinese generals are there to explain the military facts of life to their North Korean counterparts. The Chinese military has carefully studied world military developments since the end of the Cold War and have concluded that the traditional, low tech, forms of guerilla warfare advocated by orthodox communists will no longer work. American military technology, in particular, and professional soldiers are seen as a devastating combination by the Chinese. The North Koreans, however, still see their million man armed forces, with it's 1960s technology, as a formidable force. The Chinese are trying to make the North Koreans face reality and cut a deal that would stop North Korean nuclear weapons programs, and heavy defense spending in general, and put more resources into the North Korean economy and the welfare of the North Korean people. The Chinese generals will also remind the North Koreans that there will be no Chinese army to bail them out, as it did in 1950, if the North Koreans again try to conquer South Korea. 


Article Archive

China: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close