A major part of the plan is their requirement that the U.S. stop deployment of THAAD, an anti-missile system intended to counter the threat from North Korean missiles. China does not want THAAD in its backyard because the U.S. might be able to research Chinese missile systems.
But Russia is demonstrating its utter hypocrisy, given that it located S-400 anti-missile systems, possibly the world's most advanced, near its border with North Korea -- in 2009.
"We are definitely concerned by the conditions under which tests are being carried out in North Korea, including nuclear devices," the chief of Russia's general staff, Nikolai Makarov, told journalists at the time in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator.
"We already have an S-400 division there," he said, referring to a modernized version of a Soviet-designed surface-to-air missile unit. "We are currently considering what the most effective measures would be to guarantee no debris would fall if a missile launch failed."
Editor-in chief of the Vestnik PVO magazine, Said Aminov, said at the time that "any deployment of modern defensive weapons in any region of our country is a normal practice that satisfies our interests."
Old Russian and Chinese proverb: anti-missile systems are good when they are deployed by Russia and China, but bad when they are deployed by the U.S. and South Korea.