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.
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.