China Leaked Plans For Dealing With The Collapse Of North Korea

Chinese officials leaked plans for dealing with the collapse of North Korea. It’s not surprising that they would have such plans, but the leak could be significant. Why now? And if North Korea does collapse, where will Dennis Rodman go on vacation?

The Telegraph has the story:

China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the collapse of the North Korean government, suggesting that Beijing has little faith in the longevity of Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Documents drawn up by planners from China’s People’s Liberation Army that were leaked to Japanese media include proposals for detaining key North Korean leaders and the creation of refugee camps on the Chinese side of the frontier in the event of an outbreak of civil unrest in the secretive state.

The report calls for stepping up monitoring of China’s 879-mile border with North Korea.

Any senior North Korean military or political leaders who could be the target of either rival factions or another “military power,” thought to be a reference to the United States, should be given protection, the documents state. (Read More)

If I’m reading this right, the plan is to detain the leaders in order to protect them. I wonder if they really think they need protection from other military powers, or from the people they have imprisoned and tortured for so long.