November 23rd, 2010
08:37 PM ET

North Korea strike prompts comparisons to women's cycle, fears over stock prices

It didn't take long for commenters on a Chinese website to begin weighing in on North Korea's deadly artillery attacks on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

In the hours since the incident, the popular China-based online forum, Tianya Club, has lit up with chatter on North (and South) Korean temperament, why it happened and fears over stock prices.

Below are some translated comments from the site, which claims to have more than 45 million unique visitors. All the comments are anonymous.

“It’s better for the North Koreans to fire their artillery shells before they expire, otherwise they may have to dump them.”

“(North Korean belligerence) is like a women’s menstrual cycle, you can count on it to occur regularly and you better get used to it.”

“It’s confusing (why the North Koreans would attack)  - I only hope this will not affect prices of any stocks I hold.”

“It seems like the more advanced a country becomes, the more they are in fear of war.”

“The real reason is to garner prestige for Kim Jong-un, apparent heir.”

“If it came to war, the South Koreans will be the first to find a way around it. The Americans will the second and China will be third. The North Koreans are the only ones who are not looking for a way around it.”

“Good excuse for the US troops stay in South Korea for another couple of years.”

“China’s reaction may seem the mildest on its face, but I’ll guess China will do the most toward solving this problem.”

“I work with South Koreans. They are more mentally prepared for a big war than you may think.”

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. M

    y is there always a report in asia every da..imma high schooler and i gotta do articles..guess i can find 1 in my home contient..phillipines,manila..represent

    November 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |


      November 24, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |

    wouldn't south korea be the female? since north korea is shooting it's
    artillery all over the south.. all the north korea needs to build is some penis-shaped cannons to fire the artillery shells.

    and besides everyone knows south korea is just going to lay there and take it.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Patrick

    We United States have been inside the South for decades police action whhhattt . Same crud we nevR finish anything.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rumrunner

    if china has influence over NK why don't they talk some sense to them?, because china only cares about china.

    November 24, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rocketship

    North Korea already has the cannons of which you speak.
    They also have a cannon called the Dilldozer.
    The Dilldozer is the tool that enables them to poke South Korea at will with no fear of getting kicked back.

    November 24, 2010 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. hsr0601

    Pretty sure North Korea = China in the different names of one country, or a military branch & a lapdog.

    November 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |