Published On: Wed, Apr 12th, 2017

China threatens to 'BOMB North Korea' if tyrant Kim Jong-un crosses THIS 'bottom line'

The Chinese military would react with force if Kim Jong-un’s nuclear activities adversely affected areas of China bordering the hermit nation, according to an editorial in a government-owned newspaper.

The article in the Communist-party affiliated Global Times stressed the North’s nuclear facilities must not put northeastern regions of China in danger.

The editorial said: “China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China.

“If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back.

“By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks on North Korean nuclear facilities on its own.”

The Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin border the tiny nuclear-armed dictatorship.

The infamous Punggye-ri nuclear site is located closer to the Chinese border than it is to the North’s capital, Pyongyang.

This has caused concern in China, according to the editorial.

It said: “We all know that North Korea’s sixth nuclear test is imminent, and various parties, especially China, are generally worried about this.”

It added: “If by any chance nuclear leakage or pollution incidents happen, the damage to northeast China’s environment will be catastrophic and irreversible.”

While the editorial is not representative of the views of the Chinese government, it comes amid heightened tensions and war fears on the Korean peninsula.

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