North Korean Aide will appear at a Chinese military parade
Bae Bae Bae, Aug. 25, 2015, 11:14 a.m.
August 25. According to the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, in order to mark the end of World War II, an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will attend a military parade in China.
A member of the Politburo Presidium and the secretary of the Central Committee of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, Choe Ryong-hae is listed as a guest for the military parade scheduled on Sept. 3, according to Zhang.
With stressed political bonds between Pyongyang and Beijing remain apparent regarding North Korea’s resolve to pursue nuclear weapons and willful attitude.
As an exceptional representative of Kim, Choe visited and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.
South Korean President park Geun-hye is expected to attend the events in Beijing, but it’s unknown if Park will appear for the military parade.
Due to China’s rising military firmness in Asia, leaders of many Western countries have avoided the Sept. 3 event. Also, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is inattentive from the list of foreign leaders who plan to attend the Sept. 3 memorials.
When asked about Kim’s nonappearance to the Sept. 3 events, Zhang stated, “It is up to foreign countries to make a decision on who will attend.”
According to Qu Rui, director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, a South Korean military representative is scheduled to arrive for the upcoming parade.
Also according to Qu, among 31 nations that are sending high-level military delegates, South Korea is one of them.
Among the countries that are not sending troops or military delegates to the Chinese event is North Korea.
Participating in the military event are approximately 12,000 Chinese troops as well as soldiers from 11 other nations, which includes Russia, and 200 aircraft.
The Sept. 3 event is considered an example of China’s rising military power as well as the hostilities between China and Japan.
The event is occurring during times when China’s neighbors are noticing China’s rising strength in the controversial oceanic territories, which includes the South China Sea, creating issues with countries like the Philippines and Vietnam. China also has issues regarding disputed islands in the East China Sea with Japan.