China May Influence North Korean Communists To Demote Kim Jong-Il In Power To Help Nuclear Tensions
There is a belief among a small number of North Korean analysts that China may now consider Kim Jong-Il is simply too erratic to continue in his two powerful positions of power within the North Korean government, and China may be pressuring other North Korean Communist Party members to reduce him in rank similiar to when the Soviet Communist Party removed the erratic Nikita Khrushchev from power towards the more pragmatic Leonid Brezhnev in 1964.
Such pressure to make a remove an extreme faction in an internal Communist Party dispute is not unlike the character of China. After the death of Mao Tse Tung, his wife, Jiang Qing, and three other extremists known as "The Gang Of Four", were ousted in a power struggle in which the more pragmatic Communist leaders, Deng Xiaoping, Zhou Enlai and Ye Jianying consolidated power and began to set China on the more open and growing economy path it is on today. Today, in Chinese universities, golf courses are required because it is thought that many important business deals are made golf courses. This is a far cry from the revolutionary writings of Chairman Mao, but only a pragmatic path that has gained China increased world respect. If China can help play a major role in removing most power from Kim Jong-Il in North Korea, China will only gain more respect in the world community as a problem solver.
Right now Kim Jong-Il holds three major roles of power in North Korea as Chairman Of The Natonal Defense Commission, Supreme Commander Of The North Korean People's Army and General Secretary Of The Worker's Party Of Korea. If Kim Jong-Il would lose control of the North Korean military and Communist Party leadership, it would effectively leave him no batter off than Khrushchev after the 1964 Soviet power shakeup. China may currently be involve in pressure on Kim Jong-Il to fall into line, or may in the process of removing him from power by working with more pragmatic Communists with the North Korean government to create a power struggle intended to hold North Korea together as a nation and not create a humanitarian crisis if straving persons would flood the borders of of China and South Korea, and a more pragmatic govermnent in North Korea can begin to solve many of it's own problems better such as hunger and become a more integrated member of the world community.