Why is China apparently so tolerant of North Korea? Both indifference and weakness seem non-starters.
Two possible scenarios come to mind.
The first involves internal politics.
Perhaps the Communist Party of China is not so united in its policy as it seems. Is there a significant element which opposes the current leadership in the attempt to dismantle socialism and introduce capitalism? Perhaps the internal opposition approves of the politics of North Korea. Perhaps the Chinese leadership fears a backlash if it interferes in Pyongyang.
The second involves external politics.
Perhaps China is reacting to the policy of the Anglo-Saxon intelligence community and their congressional and parliamentary allies. Since the 1920s one left of centre government after another has been destabilised and overthrown either by direct or indirect interference. So successful have they been that a complete list is overwhelming.
For a few recent examples of interference, successful and unsuccessful, remember Cuba, Vietnam, Angola, Grenada, Chile, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Venezuela and Syria.
So when are the Anglo-Saxons going to go for the big one? Are they waiting until they’ve mopped up most of the little ones – Belorussia, Algeria, Bolivia and of course North Korea – with or without China’s help?
And then there’ll be nobody left to cry for China.