The Wikileaks already hinted that China was tiring of the North Korean albatross, and despite its enigmatic calls for “Six-Party Talks” after the recent shelling, it continues to make more noises about wanting to change the status quo.
In a phone call today, Hu Jintao told Obama that the situation is in danger of spinning “out of control” according to Reuters. At a minimum it suggests that the recent lack of shelling is not some indication of a peace breakout.
Combine with South Korea’s apparent preparations for a collapse of the north, it seems obvious that this story is just getting going (again).
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