The Sinking of the Cheonan is a critical turning point from the perspective of mao-marxist historical determinism.
Should the PRC abdicate its economic and political hegemony over the DPRK, by acknowledging the sovereignty rights of the ROK; in the ROK’s submission to the UN Security Council for stricter sanctions against the DPRK?
Or should the PRC delay and obfuscate the conclusion of the joint investigation team (Sweden, ROK, USA, UK, Australia and Canada), that the Cheonan was sunk by a DPRK torpedo?
By delaying, the PRC strengthens its ability to annex its political and economic vassal within the next two decades.
It has taken 100 years, and the dish is now cold, but China now has its revenge for the events of 1910.