As with most parents of too late discover their only child is a spoiled brat, I suspect the Chinese have a real problem on their hands. While they may be hoping dialogue will work, in the end they may have to rely on intervention, a resolution which would be bloody for both countries. They should have resolved these issues a long time ago. Now they're letting the fat faced moron and his hyper active military regime back them into a corner in which they will only have two choices. Sit back and do nothing and hope your economy survives, or smack the North Koreans back, really hard, in order to teach them a lesson.