This could be the geniuses of our current problem with the rogue state. For the past six months Red China has gone through a major government overhaul which may have left a vacuum where it relates to North Korea. If there’s a problem with Red China’s policy with North Korea, not having an Ambassador on duty could explain an absence.
Not having an opinion or an Ambassador to North Korea lets Red China off the hook if the young inexperienced leader does something foolish.
One could almost think that Red China’s absence in North Korea is an unspoken green light for North Korea to do what it wants. This also would explain the U.S. excessive show of force against the Korea to the north.
If Red China continues this Pontius Pilate attitude towards these rumblings of war there just could be a war. – N.P.Contompasis