As we have seen recently, the language used by North and South Korea had changed drastically. As a result, North Korea is now asking China for food assistance instead of Seoul. This comes as a result of the heightened tension between the two states over the past few days. Beijing has yet to respond to this appeal, but Seoul said it would still provide assistance if asked for it.
This is the result of a change in rethoric between the two states, a situation everyone will be monitoring fairly closely.