North Korea's ambassador to China is purportedly missing and rumored to be in Pyongyang. Meanwhile, Chinese President Hu Jintao reportedly went to the North Korean embassy in Beijing to try to meet the ambassador. This all may be suggestive that a power struggle is currently underway in North Korea.
Keep in mind that much of this is staged for Western audiences, the question is what act is next. Given the total lunar eclipse that just passed, the world could be in for a major shock.
Fear: North Korean Power Struggle Could Start War
"U.S. policy for dealing with the North Korean situation is inadequate because it focuses on North Korea in isolation as a rogue state, and naively seeks help from the Russians and Chinese to solve the problem. The North Korea situation and any future nuclear incident, wherever it occurs, must be seen against the background of Sino-Soviet 'convergence' strategy: the interaction of Russian and Chinese policy and the moves they make to derive strategic gains from critical situations should be closely studied."
- Anatoliy Golitsyn, the highest ranking KGB defector to the West, The Perestroika Deception, 1990, p.46