This is the same lie that the MSS is using with the North Koreans. The MSS says that North Korea is not a proxy country and that they do not control the North Korean complete country military. As the whole of the country is subsidized by Communist China to stay military at a high rate of over 80% of their economy is pure military based. The same day the MSS launched their illegally bought air craft carrier we say the North Korean's fire unaborchedly upon the peaceful South Korean country.
Which means that the North Korean command is still taking orders from Bejing as pure its motives for existance.