Looks like North Korea is back to its antics:
I suspect that even though the Chinese have not condemned the act, they are probably furious, at least behind closed doors. At this point the Chinese are far more concerned with expanding their economy, not fighting a war, which in turn would put a fair amount of strain on their economy (i.e. China is North Korea's only major supplier of food, weapons, etc...). I don't know if the US will stay out of it militarily speaking, but at best, this could turn into a Cold War style proxy war with the both Koreas fighting it out, yet being supplied by their overlords. Obviously, I hope it doesn't come to that, but when the North has 11K artillery pieces trained on Seoul and the South countless long range missiles trained on Pyongyang, this could get messy quickly.Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- In a sharp escalation of hostility along their disputed sea border, North Korean and South Korean forces traded fire Tuesday, a deadly skirmish that jacked up diplomatic tensions in a volatile region.
Two South Korean marines were killed and 15 South Korean soldiers and civilians were wounded when the North fired about 100 rounds of artillery at Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, South Korea authorities said, according to the South Korean Yonhap news agency.