Skip to comments.China – not North Korea – is our biggest threat to peace, South Koreans say
Posted on 10/03/2018 2:02:22 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
China is the country presenting the biggest barrier to peace on the Korean peninsula, surpassing North Korea for the first time, according to a new poll of South Korean citizens.
China does not want inter-Korean reunification, according to 91 per cent of respondents, compared with 90, 88 and 53 per cent for Japan, Russia and the United States respectively.
In the survey, released on Tuesday by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, 46 per cent of respondents viewed China as the most threatening country to peace on the Korean peninsula, a dramatic increase from 2016, when 17 per cent said China was the most threatening.
Only 33 per cent viewed North Korea as the country posing the biggest threat, a significant drop from last years 64 per cent and the first time it has been eclipsed by China since the survey began in 2007, the institute said.
The poll of 1,200 men and women aged 19 to 73 was conducted by Gallup Korea between July 12 and August 3.
(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...
“surpassing North Korea for the first time,”
The Korean War kinda saw gobs and gobs of ChiComs being a bigger threat after the Norks got (eventually) roflstomped by MacArthur.
“China is the country presenting the biggest barrier to peace on the Korean peninsula”
Been saying it the whole time.
China is a danger, but not in the simplistic: omy my gosh they’re commies way. Consider Chinese police only began arming themselves in 2014, and not everywhere, because of threats of terrorism. There is a strong distinction, between police and military and unlike our examples, police there are very friendly, do not wear combat attire as they now do in America and many western nations, starting with their dress shoes.
Chinese society is conservative, very restrictive, and punitive, but so is Singapore and everyone lauds their future modeling.
China is primarily an economic danger,and they do behave as economic colonialists... willing to go to parts of the world no other nations have interest in. The effects of all their artificial social programs and constrictions will have future issues, but their political energy is still primarily focused on economic expansion...See their new silk road initiative.
>police there are very friendly
yes , but they also insist you ‘load the app’, or get arrested.
What app would that be?
I didn’t realize reunification was on the table. I thought the two Koreas were just discussing an end of war declaration and a military standdown?
I’m not Turkish and I’m not Uyghur and I don’t practice Islam. In any case I’m not worried as I have no interest in going to China.
No one is forcing you to be Turkish or to go to China.
“Consider Chinese police only began arming themselves in 2014”
Not sure that has to do with the topic, but more importantly it’s wrong.
People’s Armed Police (officially named in 1982) have always been the authority since the founding of the PRC.
“There is a strong distinction, between police and military”
The armed police were an arm of the PLA.
They always have authority over local police.
The military is used in policing, June 4 is the most well known example.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.