Sunday, April 30, 2017
Chinese Media Mocks North Korea's Technical Capabilities After Friday's Failed Missile Launch
CNBC: Chinese paper mocks North Korea's tech prowess after failed ballistic missile launch
China's semi-official Global Times newspaper criticized an ongoing "game of chicken" between North Korea and Washington but also knocked Pyongyang's tech talents.
Early Saturday, the reclusive communist nation launched yet another missile, presumably in a new display of force amid a verbal war of words with President Donald Trump. However, the missile exploded seconds after liftoff, and officials said the failed test involved a short-range, non-nuclear missile able to hit Seoul but not Japan.
"The test's failure shows that the country's missile technology is not mature, and that the missile-launching vehicle paraded on the Day of the Sun not long ago may have only been a mock-up," the English-language Chinese publication said in a commentary.
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WNU Editor: This is going to irritate the North Koreans.