China isn’t handling it. What has China done except some minor sanctions that’ll harm the average citizen far more than Kim? They are afraid if Kim is removed, then the US will push for a unified Korea increasing US influence in the area. That’s why I’m proposing leaving N. Korea as a separate country and allowing China to lead the rebuilding.
Just look at the US in Iraq. Once we took out Saddam everything collapsed. Places lost running water, electricity, trash service, etc. That complete mess led to the rise and growth of more terrorists. It was the same with Afghanistan which created Osama Bin Laden. Saddam was only in power, because the US put him there to keep Iran in check. It appears we’re only capable of thinking about first level outcomes. People either can’t think of or willingly ignore the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc level outcomes. Some of them are pretty predictable, so I don’t get why we don’t account for them.