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Old 31st October 2017, 06:18 AM   #1
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Will this finally get China to cooperate in cracking down on NK?

Looks like China may have finally been put in a position where they have no option but to help crack down on NK:

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Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site 'leaves 200 dead'

a study published by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University and published on the 38 North web site suggested the sixth underground test at the site had caused "substantial damage to the existing tunnel network under Mount Mantap".

Nam Jae-chol, the head of South Korea's Meteorological Administration, warned in testimony before parliament on Monday that further tests at Punggye-ri could cause the mountain to collapse and release radioactivity into the environment.

Chinese scientists have issued similar warnings, suggesting that nuclear fallout could spread across "an entire hemisphere" if the mountain did collapse.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...aves-200-dead/

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Old 31st October 2017, 11:27 AM   #2
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My guess is that they won't do anything they're not already doing.
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Old 31st October 2017, 12:19 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Giz View Post
Looks like China may have finally been put in a position where they have no option but to help crack down on NK:

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Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site 'leaves 200 dead'

a study published by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University and published on the 38 North web site suggested the sixth underground test at the site had caused "substantial damage to the existing tunnel network under Mount Mantap".

Nam Jae-chol, the head of South Korea's Meteorological Administration, warned in testimony before parliament on Monday that further tests at Punggye-ri could cause the mountain to collapse and release radioactivity into the environment.

Chinese scientists have issued similar warnings, suggesting that nuclear fallout could spread across "an entire hemisphere" if the mountain did collapse.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...aves-200-dead/

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Neat!! Hope thousands of their scientists and military died!!!! Getting very bored with NK.
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Old 31st October 2017, 12:30 PM   #4
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I can't see China taking action. This isn't really a country with much interest in environmental safety.
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Old 31st October 2017, 01:38 PM   #5
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My personal opinion is that the reason nobody does anything about NK is that nobody want's to pick up the clean-up bill. The corollary is that whenever NK gets too big an annoyance to somebody, something will happen.

Chine is actually quite environment consciousness. This is because China will suffer more than others from an environmental break-down.

The best strategy would be that relevant leaders, meaning mainly US and China, but also Japan and others, get together, possibly behind closed doors, and agree on how to share the cost of rebuilding NK. Then topple the NK government (not a piece of cake, but not really hard, either).

Not exactly a likely scenario just now, especially with the current US administration.

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Old 31st October 2017, 01:45 PM   #6
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I can't see China taking action. This isn't really a country with much interest in environmental safety.
Well, there's industrial pollution and then there's chernobyl happening (relatively) close to your capital. These may prompt different responses.
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Old 1st November 2017, 03:52 AM   #7
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I can't see China taking action. This isn't really a country with much interest in environmental safety.

This article - from last year - would appear to disagree.

https://news.stanford.edu/2016/06/16...cientists-say/
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