THE KINGS OF THE EAST
China warns US, South Korea against ‘provoking confrontation’ with North Korea
April 27, 2023 — SpaceWar.com reports: “China warned Washington and Seoul against ‘provoking confrontation’ with North Korea on Thursday, after President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart said Pyongyang would face the ‘end’ of its leadership if it uses its nuclear arsenal.
‘All parties should face up to the crux of the (Korean) peninsula issue and play a constructive role in promoting a peaceful settlement of the issue,’ foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said.
She urged against ‘deliberately stirring up tensions, provoking confrontation and playing up threats’.
At a summit in Washington, Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol made clear that if the isolated dictatorship in North Korea attacked the South or the United States, the response would be devastating.
The two sides also agreed that the US security shield for South Korea would be strengthened in the face of the nuclear-armed North’s missile tests.
Beijing condemned that decision Thursday, saying Washington ‘ignores regional security and insists on exploiting the peninsula issue to create tension.’
‘What the US is doing … provokes confrontation between camps, undermines the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the strategic interests of other countries,’ Mao said…” (A March 19, 2021 article in The New York Times – Tense Talks With China Left U.S. ‘Cleareyed’ About Beijing’s Intentions, Officials Say https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/world/asia/china-us-alaska.html states: “Just as Washington’s views on China have shifted after years of encouraging the country’s economic integration, so have Beijing’s perceptions of the United States and the privileged place in the world that it has long held. The Americans, in their view, no longer have an overwhelming reservoir of global influence, nor the power to wield it against China.
That has made China more confident in pursuing its aims openly and unabashedly — from human rights issues in Hong Kong and Xinjiang to territorial disputes with India and Japan and others in the South China Sea to, most contentiously of all, the fate of Taiwan, the self-governing democracy that China claims as its own.
While China still faces enormous challenges at home and around the world, its leaders now act as if history is on their side.”)
Leaked US Assessment Says China Readying Supersonic Spy Drone Unit
April 19, 2023 — Voice of America News reports: “A leaked U.S. military assessment says the Chinese military may soon deploy a high-altitude spy drone that travels at least three times the speed of sound, the Washington Post reported late on Tuesday.
The newspaper cited a secret document from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The document, which Reuters could not confirm or verify independently, features satellite imagery dated August 9 that shows two WZ-8 rocket-propelled reconnaissance drones at an air base in eastern China, about 350 miles (560km) inland from Shanghai, according to the newspaper.
The U.S. assessment said China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had ‘almost certainly’ established its first unmanned aerial vehicle unit at the base, which falls under the Eastern Theater Command, the branch of the Chinese military responsible for enforcing Chinese sovereignty claims over Taiwan, the newspaper reported.
The U.S. Defense Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Chinese government could not immediately be reached for comment…” (China is prophesied to be a top contender and bloody warrior during the battle of Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Revelation 16:12 pictures Kings coming to the Middle East, primarily China, to slay a third-part of mankind in atomic warfare. Revelation 9:14 – 18 the Oriental nations from the East join with Russia – the leader from the North – Daniel 11:44 – for the most horrendous war in history.)