Alex Berezow posts:
Why is China maintaining allegiance to the North? As Andrei Lankov explains in the New York Times, there are two main reasons: (1) Regime change could result in chaos, meaning thousands or millions of refugees swarming into China, not to mention the possibility of the North’s weapons getting into the wrong hands; and (2) A unified Korea would be a U.S. ally. China doesn’t like either of those outcomes, so it prefers to maintain the status quo. Lankov concludes:
China faces a choice between two evils: a nuclear North Korea or a collapsing North Korea. And a collapsing North Korea clearly represents a greater evil.