Zašla Severní Korea příliš daleko?

PEKING – Po téměř měsíci výbojného chvástání Severní Koreje se zdá, že Čína už toho má dost – přestala mlčet k severokorejskému balancování na pokraji války a zničehonic dala hlasitě najevo nelibost nad neuváženými hrozbami svého spojence. Neobvykle tvrdá rétorika Číny nemusí nutně znamenat, že Peking má v úmyslu opustit Kim Čong-unův režim; přinejmenším však naznačuje, že radikální posun čínské politiky vůči Severní Koreji už nemusí být nemyslitelný.

Když čínský ministr zahraničí Wang I telefonoval 6. dubna s generálním tajemníkem Organizace spojených národů Pan Ki-munem, vyjádřil odmítavý postoj Číny vůči rétorice a krokům zaměřeným na destabilizaci regionu severovýchodní Asie. Navíc dal jasně najevo, že Čína nedopustí „potíže na svém prahu“.

Následujícího dne čínský prezident Si Ťin-pching v projevu před shromážděním převážně asijských politických a podnikatelských špiček na výročním, vládou sponzorovaném Poaoském fóru pro Asii deklaroval, že žádné zemi „by se nemělo umožnit, aby kvůli sobeckému zisku uvrhla region, ba dokonce i celý svět do chaosu“. Si žádnou zemi nejmenoval, ale všem bylo jasné, že nepřímo odsoudil Severní Koreu.

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