Cases in point: China does not pose a military threat, says Hu:
Chinese President Hu Jintao denied on Thursday that his country was interested in competing militarily with the United States — but warned against any foreign interference regarding Taiwan and Tibet.
Delivering his only speech during his four-day visit to the United States, Hu also made clear that China’s ruling Communist party remained committed to building a “socialist country” and that freedoms would be defined within the context of socialism.
“We will develop a socialist democracy, and build a socialist country under the rule of law,” Hu said in his speech, which he delivered to a mainly business audience in Washington.
“We will make continuous progress in our endeavour to build a prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious modern socialist country.”
"China is a developing country with a huge population and also a developing country in a crucial stage of reform. In this context China still faces many challenges in economic and social development and a lot still needs to be done in China in terms of human rights,"...
South Korea agreed on Thursday to a North Korean offer of high-level military talks, a major breakthrough in the crisis on the peninsula. Such talks could clear the way for the resumption of long-stalled aid-for-disarmament negotiations with the North.
The New York Times said Obama warned his Chinese counterpart that if Beijing did not step up pressure on North Korea, Washington would redeploy its forces in Asia to protect itself from a potential North Korean strike on U.S. soil.
But...the US has nothing to fear from China. I'm confused!
Make North Korea prove itself before making a move or South Korea will be back where it started.