Sources: Reuters, The White House
quote: Japan and South Korea have similar missile interceptors systems -- Patriot-missile based systems co-developed with the U.S. and partially deployed -- to ward off potential threats from China or, particularly, North Korea. However, they declined to fire test those systems on the North Korean missile, after China issued a warning advising against counter-measures.
quote: Other Big Kid (USA): "Whatever. You, Big China Kid, are our biggest debt holder after all. You may proceed, we won't intervene."
quote: Remember this as you fill your shopping card this holiday season with cheap Made in China goods from Wal Mart and Best Buy.