Skip to comments.N. Korea Holds onto Chinese Trains Bringing Aids(NK brazenly rips off China)
Posted on 07/04/2006 6:41:35 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korea Holds onto Chinese Trains Bringing Aids
Japanese Media, "(N. Koreans) say that trains are part of the aid package."
N. Korea refuses to return (Chinese) trains which brought aid supplies from China, even after the supplies were unloaded, leaving Chinese authorities increasingly frustrated, it has been revealed.
Quoting sources inside China, Jiji Press of Japan reported in its July 4th dispatch, "China is sending materials and goods to N. Korea, but, in recent days, N. Korea frequently refuses to return these trains, raising frustration of Chinese authorities."
According to Jiji, the sources speculated, "N. Korea appears to think that the trains are part of the aid package." It went on to explain that these recent incidents are indications of how imcomprehensible N. Korea is to outsiders.
There is a widespread view inside the central and local governments of China that bringing supplies to N. Korea via trains may result in 'the trains not coming back.' Chinese government is reportedly asking N. Korean Train Ministry to return the trains, but so far they have not taken any concrete steps (to get them back.)
Jiji Presss pointed out, " In N. Korea, trains are badly worn-out and in short supply. It is highly likely that the trains from China are used for domestic transportation."
Yang Jung-a correspondent
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"NK getting ready to start a war, needs trains to transport troops.
Interesting observation. Why else would they risk their relationship w/ their only sponsor nation?
I think it would be interesting to know what North Korea has on China that would keep China from responding.
If North Korea is used by China to accomplish illegal trade or foreign policy goals then North Korea could probably get away with a great deal.
North Korea only exists because of China so there must be a benefit flowing to China.
I thought China and NK were allies?The logical reaction by China would be to stop sending aid.So just what has Kim accomplished?Incomprehensible.
Yes, to China, N. Korea is a dagger to bleed U.S. and also a shield to protect itself from U.S.
There is no way that N.Korea would keep a Putin train!!!
However, keeping N. Korea around is steadily getting costlier.
Kim Jong Il, you have caused confusion and delay. I need useful and reliable engines.
Communism is so progressive!
Here's a country with the atomic bomb and long range missles that can't supply electricity and basic needs to it's citizens.
IMO, it's insane to allow it to continue.
When I first read this I thought the trains had AIDS in them.
NK sure knows how to make and keep friends I see.
China made him, China can deal with him. It's like the guy that raises pitbulls to fight and then the dog turns on the owner. The owner is always shocked but everyone else saw it coming.
LOL should have seen something like that coming
This is a classical case of inbreeding, 60 years of isolation, destroys the gene pool....
OOPS!! Sorry, I didn't realize you posted this....
North Korea's "government" is sociopathy personified. Counterfeit US and European currency, narcotics, illicit nuclear and missle trade, utter enslavement/prostitution of a nation... there is no crime that the thugocracy won't do.... no degenerate behavior they wouldn't perform....
<< .... China rips off U.S.(knockoffs, theft of technology, etc), and N. Korea rips off China ... >>
And if only it stopped at North Korea.
But, with every kind of stolen, copied, counterfeited, Cli'ton-regime-treason and espionage-supplied and/or purloined applicible-to-evil technology at its disposal, from Abbotsford to Venuezuela, Islamabad to Zambia, "china" incites, encourages, facilitates and supplies our every enemy on every continent.
Including on our very own.
In all three of its countries.
The Chinese use standard gauge (1435mm) tracks. Do the North Koreans also use standard gauge? When the Japanese colonized Korea, they built narrow gauge (1067mm) tracks in Korea. I was under the impression the bulk of North Korean tracks were still narrow gauge?
Yep. Reminds me of the old Cold War joke. An East German is stopped at the border with a wheelbarrow full of sand. The border guard stabs it with his bayonet repeatedly, sifts it, finds nothing, lets the guy pass. Next day he appears with a wheelbarrow full of straw. Same thing with the bayonet and the suspicion. Next day it's a wheelbarrow full of gravel.
This goes on for months. Finally on the guard's last day on the job he stops the guy and says "Comrade, today I retire, but before I go I have only one question. I know you were smuggling even if I never caught you. Tell me, what were you smuggling?"
"Wheelbarrows," came the reply.
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