China is concerned about Donald Trump’s erratic tweets as the world continues to deal with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
After dictator Kim Jong Un announced that North Korea was working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States, Trump wrote, “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!”
Trump then complained, “China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!”
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang followed up Trump’s aggressive comments with remarks to a press briefing, noting, “we hope all sides will avoid remarks and actions to escalate the situation.”
Dealing with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions have been a delicate balancing act for multiple American presidents and the international community, including sanctions and aid to the North Korean people.
Trump’s push for a renewed nuclear arms race has the dangerous potential to increase the threat of a nuclear attack, rather than the trend over the last few decades that have tried to de-escalate the situation that could kill millions of people around the world.