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China: Massive Search under Way to Arrest an 'Important N. Korean Fugitive Soldier'
Daily NK ^ | 09/29/05 | Kim Young-jin

Posted on 09/29/2005 4:34:21 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

/begin my translation

Massive Search under Way to  Arrest  an 'Important N. Korean Fugitive Soldier',  Tense Sino-N. Korean Border

[Breaking news from the border] Tollgates are manned not by police but military, running thorough checks for  possession of weapons

[2005-09-29 16:22]


Chinese border troops running a checkpoint. All vehicles and passers-by are being checked

Checks and searches in Sino-N. Korean border area to capture 'an important  N. Korean fugitive soldier', which had started in the afternoon of (Sept.) 28th, is still continuing as of 4pm, (Sept.) 29th.

At 3pm, (Sept.) 29th[S. Korean time], (Chinese) border troops were urgently dispatched at ' Ryong-yen(?) Tollgate,' located in Yanbian Ethnic Korean Autonomous District, running checkpoints. The tollgate  is on the Long-jing side of the highway connecting Long-jing to Yanji.

Normally, it is manned by traffic cops, but (this time) border troops carrying their rifles are running checks on every vehicle and people passing through(the tollgate.) It is highly unusual that border troops guarding the (Sino-N. Korean) border are showing up well inside the border, which makes it almost certain that they are under the order to capture an important N. Korean fugitive.

Border troops running checks only say, "We are looking for a N. Korean,"  without giving any further hints on what kind of person they are searching for.

It is unusual (for border troops) to conduct checks while carrying rifles. [my note: the marking on the vehicle says 'Jilin Border Defense.']
When checking large vehicles, the troops get inside and check every passenger.

They check not only passengers of taxicabs but also the inside of their trunk. 



Kim Young-jin from Yanji, China

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; bordertroops; checks; china; chinesesecurity; fugitive; korea; massivesearch; military; nkorea; northkorea
It appears that some big fish escaped from N. Korea.

An earlier report on the same subjectmade the following report:

A source from Chinese security  revealed, "we are stepping up checks and searches to arrest an armed N. Korean soldier whose last name is Park. N. Korean authorities made a special request (to China.)" He added, "I have an impression that the fugitive is not just another armed deserter, but a senior officer or some other important figure."

Because of this, all over rural villages near the border, house-by-house search had been conducted until midnight, (Sept.) 28th. Temporary checkpoints were set up along the road leading from Long-jing to Yanji as of 10am, (Sept.) 29th.

As of 11am, (Sept.) 29th, Chinese securities continue to search for him, carrying his photo, without revealing his rank or unit.

1 posted on 09/29/2005 4:34:21 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 09/29/2005 4:35:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Tiger...any idea who it could be?


3 posted on 09/29/2005 4:36:51 AM PDT by Dog (I can't give that information Chief in the open..... I demand the cone of silence.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

bttt


4 posted on 09/29/2005 4:37:18 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Southack; Cap Huff; Coop

Check this out....looks like Kimmy has a high level defector on the loose.


5 posted on 09/29/2005 4:38:44 AM PDT by Dog (I can't give that information Chief in the open..... I demand the cone of silence.)
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To: Dog

Well, the name "Park" doesn't narrow it down much...


6 posted on 09/29/2005 4:41:29 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Cindy can actually decipher "Trip The Light Fantastic")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BTTT! Hope he makes it.


7 posted on 09/29/2005 4:52:08 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Checks and searches in Sino-N. Korean border area to capture 'an important N. Korean fugitive soldier'

Lemmee guess--A number 3 man?

8 posted on 09/29/2005 4:56:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hope he makes it


9 posted on 09/29/2005 4:56:55 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Interesting that China seems so interested in grabbing this guy too.


10 posted on 09/29/2005 4:57:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: cripplecreek
Re #10

He will be useful, regardless of China's relation to N. Korea, if he was an important figure.

11 posted on 09/29/2005 5:07:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"Hopefully they will catch Chan Ho before next season" said Mr. Hicks.


12 posted on 09/29/2005 5:10:04 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It's a good thing them North Koreans and Chinese tend to be a mite smaller than us redneck Texans . . . because I couldn't fit my two year-old nephew in that Tonka-Toy Taxi.

Hell, that soldier can't be much over five-six and the taxi comes to his kneecaps.

13 posted on 09/29/2005 5:15:20 AM PDT by geedee (It is said that a neo-conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged by reality.)
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To: DainBramage
Re #12

Hmm, maybe his sagging fast ball earned him the wrath of Chia Fruit.:)

14 posted on 09/29/2005 5:16:32 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: DainBramage

Perhaps a key person involved with N. Korea's Nuclear program?


15 posted on 09/29/2005 5:16:38 AM PDT by Jambe ( Save the Cows ! -- Eat a Vegan !!!)
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To: geedee
Re #13

I think that you can give it to your kid as a Christmas present. It might fit under a large Christmas tree.:)

16 posted on 09/29/2005 5:19:20 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Jambe

Maybe, he's carrying the one and only NK suitcase nuke?


17 posted on 09/29/2005 5:22:16 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hm. Someone delivering nuclear material to Syria, perhaps?


18 posted on 09/29/2005 6:11:48 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Notice that the only nice vehicle in the pics is a police car? Ah, communist redistribution at its' finest.

If the Chinese are helping to look for him he may be a really big fish. Specifically big w/ their nuke program. He may have the dirt on Chinese aide to NK's weapons programs.
19 posted on 09/29/2005 6:30:28 AM PDT by BJClinton
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The part that I'm missing is why he went to China. If he were as important as it seems, I'd think he'd be able to get another way out that was more secure. What would cause him to flee to China? Deal with China that went sour? I just don't have a good feel for the politics over there to guess on the logic. Can anyone enlighten me or point me to a good site that has decent info on the situation?


20 posted on 09/29/2005 6:50:26 AM PDT by faloi
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To: faloi
Re #20

China is the easiest place to escape to. It is just across a river, which in some places is no more than a shallow creek. Escape through sea or over DMZ is more difficult because it is much easier to be spotted.

21 posted on 09/29/2005 7:10:27 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Re #20

Besides, a N. Korean can blend into ethnic Korean population in N.E. China, posing as a migrant laborer.

22 posted on 09/29/2005 7:12:25 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
to arrest an armed N. Korean soldier whose last name is Park.

Well that certainly narrows it down. :)

23 posted on 09/29/2005 7:14:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: faloi

IIRC, the last few defectors I have read about escaped through China to end up in South Korea.


24 posted on 09/29/2005 7:14:58 AM PDT by printhead
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Ping!


25 posted on 09/29/2005 7:15:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: DainBramage
"Hopefully they will catch Chan Ho before next season" said Mr. Hicks.

If he runs as good as he pitches, he shouldn't be too hard to catch.

26 posted on 09/29/2005 7:16:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
we are stepping up checks and searches to arrest an armed N. Korean soldier whose last name is Park.

Well that really narrows it down.

To about 35% of the entire population.

< |:)~

27 posted on 09/29/2005 7:37:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (|\/|4R71|\|_P|-|13RR0)
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To: ErnBatavia
Well, the name "Park" doesn't narrow it down much...

Maybe his parents named him after the commanding US general during the Korean conflict.

28 posted on 09/29/2005 7:42:07 AM PDT by P8riot (Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Well, the name "Park" doesn't narrow it down much...

They could have named him "Drive," "Reverse," or "Neutral."

29 posted on 09/29/2005 7:45:30 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (Proudly confusing editors and readers since 1981!)
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To: faloi

He may not have had time for anything safer.


30 posted on 09/29/2005 8:24:15 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: faloi

He may not have had time for anything safer.


31 posted on 09/29/2005 8:24:42 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; All

Maybe Chia pet long time movie director LOL!

OH MAN I hope this guy get away end up on OUR Side of the border in South Korea Tiger on DMZ Zone HMMM


32 posted on 09/29/2005 9:14:32 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: GAB-1955

Perhaps he's from the CENTRAL part of NK or maybe from the FOREST.


33 posted on 09/29/2005 9:19:09 AM PDT by TravisBickle
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To: ErnBatavia

Maybe it's a cover for a Lee or Kim.

:-)


34 posted on 09/29/2005 12:54:01 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Raaargh! Raaargh! Crush, Stomp!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Looks like Korean Hunting Season is officially open (SARC)


35 posted on 09/29/2005 3:08:39 PM PDT by Petey139
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To: ErnBatavia

That's like "Nguyen" in Viet Nam, I think.


36 posted on 09/29/2005 3:52:43 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: faloi

MOST people getting out of NK go through China. It's much easier than trying to go across the most heavily armed, manned, and fortified border in the world to South Korea.


37 posted on 09/29/2005 3:55:03 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Pax-Sinica

You folks got nuthin' on American girls.


39 posted on 10/01/2005 6:14:46 AM PDT by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: Pax-Sinica
Hubba-Hubba. Nothing is more beautiful than an Oriental Gal.

But on your heighth comments, I found the following here
"The average Chinese woman is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and the average man about 5 feet 6 inches, according to the report." This report details the Chinese obsessions with height.

I'm not sure how that relates to Chinese soldiers and security personnel but my figure is probably as accurate as yours. Not that it matters, I was just trying to inject a little humor into the thread.

If I upset anyone, that was not my intent and I apologize. I have both a brother-in-law and sister-in-law who are Oriental and I love them both as though they were of my own blood. He, by the way, calls me "Polar Bear" because I'm a gorilla slob while she calls me "Gentle Ben." They're as Rednecked as I am so I don't get away with much when dealing with them. LOL.

Again, if my comments upset anyone, I apologize. I've never purposefully hurt anyone in my life . . . especially not a FEllow FReeper.

40 posted on 10/01/2005 7:27:37 AM PDT by geedee (It is said that a neo-conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged by reality.)
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