BILL GERTZ: CHINA MOBILIZING TROOPS, JETS NEAR KOREA

AP

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and warplane activity.

China’s navy also conducted live-firing naval drills by warships in the Yellow Sea that were set to end Monday near the Korean peninsula, in apparent support of North Korea, which was angered by ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that are set to continue throughout April.

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1 Response to BILL GERTZ: CHINA MOBILIZING TROOPS, JETS NEAR KOREA

  1. Larry Porter says:

    These maneuvers could just as easily be the Chinese letting the North Koreans know they need to stand down. it’s a different world today than it was in 1950. China no more wants a war close to its border between the country they practically own and an insignificant upstart they’ve pledged to support, which, by the way, they would be forced to accept its refugees as the world power crushes them. Note that the article said the Chinese have not been happy with NK testing nuclear weapons and shut off oil for awhile. Other than being run by God knows who (it certainly can’t be the 22 year old front man) They are in desperate need of the basics and I don’t think they’ve ever learned to ask in a nice way for help.

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