China Abandoning Its Belligerent Ally? Chinese Professor: 70-80% Chance of War With North Korea

The Korean Peninsula has more than a 70 percent chance of war as tensions continue to escalate in the country, according to a warning on Wednesday from a top Chinese expert on North Korean affairs.

“There is a 70 to 80 percent chance that a war will happen because North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may want to use this opportunity to force a reunification of the Korean Peninsula,” Chinese expert Zhang Liangui, a professor of international strategic research at the Communist Party’s Central Party School, told South China Morning Post.

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In recent weeks, Pyongyang has continued to threaten South Korea and the United States, even saying the country would bomb U.S. soil with nuclear missiles. As a result, tours in North Korea have been canceled because of the escalated danger in the country.



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