It seems like there are a lot of on-line discussions going on about the Cheonan sinking, Yeonpyeong shelling, and the international society's condemnation of the North's irresponsible behavior. However, there seems to be considerable concern over China's equivocal stance in dealing with the Yeonpyeong shelling. Numerous countries have already voiced their concern over this issue and even criticized China for it. So far, China has supported North Korea under the banner of "blood allies" and overlooked many of North Korea's non-humanitarian acts. Even when the North carried out its nuclear tests, missile launches, and is now readying Kim Jong-Un's succession, China was silent and continues to remain a spectator. My guess is that there are many who think China's equivocal stance is fueling North Korea's reckless actions. China should withdraw its support of North Korea. China must realize that peace on the Korean peninsula is directly related to the peace and stability of Northeast Asia, and take a definitive stance in punishing North Korea's wrongdoing.