China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on U.S. - Global Times
BEIJING/BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning for Pyongyang over its plans to fire missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
北约，新泽西州（路透社） - 中国媒体周五表示，如果朝鲜发动威胁美国的袭击事件，中国应保持中立，这是对平壤在美国附近发射火箭的计划的警告。
The comments from the influential Global Times came after U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea again on Thursday, saying his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough.
China, North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. Beijing has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behaviour from South Korea and the United States, such as military drills, that it sees as escalating tensions.
"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral," the Global Times, which is widely read but does not represent government policy, said in an editorial.
"If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so," it said.
China's Foreign Ministry reiterated a call for all parties to speak and act cautiously and do more to ease the situation, rather than going down the "old path" of exchanges of shows of force and continually rising tension.
Hello CcHello Cc——
It is still hundreds of kilometres away. lol. Further more is a blank rocket.
IF America troop is scare till wet the pants over a blank rocket, then might as well go home.
to land near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.....notice the word NEAR!
Shoot the Fatty Kim Jung Un. Sometimes ending one life can save millions/billions.