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RFA: Communist China Started to Give North Korea Nuclear Materials When Jiang Zemin Became the CCP General Secretary in 1989 after the “June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre”

On September 27, 2016, Radio Free Asia published a special commentator’s article which exposed Communist China’s role in North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons. China started to support North Korea with nuclear materials after the “June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre” in 1989 when Jiang Zemin became the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

The first foreign country that Jiang Zemin visited as CCP General Secretary was North Korea. Kim Il Sung, the top head of Communist North Korea and his son Kim Jong Il warmly welcomed him. At that time, the CCP regime faced serious isolation all over the world because of the “June 4th Massacre.” Except for North Korea, almost no country  was willing to accept Jiang Zemin’s visit. Thus, Jiang was very friendly to North Korea and basically satisfied many of North Korea’s requests.

Back in the early 1980s, Kim Il Sung asked the Chinese Communist Party for aid in the form of enriched uranium and nuclear facility development experts. Hu Yaobang, the Chinese Communist Party Chairman from 1981 to 1982 and the General Secretary from 1982 to 1987, politely declined Kim Il Sung’s request. Hu Yaobang offered North Korea China’s soybeans from the Northeast and frozen pork as substitutes for the enriched atomic uranium.

After the “June 4th Massacre” in 1989, Kim Il Sung wrote in person to the Chinese Communist Regime, promising that the establishment of nuclear facilities would be for a completely “peaceful use.” The Chinese Communist regime then decided to aid North Korea with a certain amount of enriched uranium. It is not clear whether China sent North Korea the nuclear development experts that Kim Il Sung requested.

The CCP leaders must know that Kim Il Sung’s promise counts for nothing. Probably out of a mentality of retaliation toward the United States and other Western countries, Communist China finally agreed to help North Korea to establish nuclear facilities and initiated the nuclear crisis in Korean peninsula.

Source: Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2016