Skip to comments.PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?
Posted on 09/12/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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|PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?|
China's PLA is reportedly conducting training exercises designed to cope with crisis in Korean Peninsula
Chinese state media, Xinhua, reported, "Total of 6,000 troops, made up of mechanized infantry brigade(3,000) from Shenyang Military District and its opponents(3,000), an armored brigade from Beijing Military District, went into training exercises against biochemical, naval, and aerial attacks. It started on Sept. 5 on a training base under Beijing Military District, located on a steppe in Inner Mongolia."
Hong In-pyo in Beijing
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It was Hong Kong's Information Center for Chinese Human Right and Democracy Movement which said that these exercises are for potential intervention in Korean Peninsula.
Could they be interested in some real estate a little further south?
They could go all the way down to DMZ, if they travel 1,000 km from their base down to Korean Peninsula.
All GP's along DMZ may wake up one day to see PLA soldiers on the other side. Not a comforting thought.
Plus North Korea is not very densely populated, and the Chinese need space. I believe China also has made claims parts of Korea. They usually make a ridiculous but official claim to justify their imperialism.
I'm not so sure that it would be a bad thing. China created this mess in th first place...I think that they should be the ones to clean it up. China does a lot of business with the South Koreans and Hyundai is the most popular cars in China. Having been in china a few months ago, I can comfortably say that the average chinaman is none to happy about having Kim Jung Il doing stupid things not to far from them and they don't trust him to think that he wouldn't turn on them.
China may exercise near total control over N. Korea. Already some Chinese academic spout a claim that everything north of Han River belongs to China.
If China attacks North Korea, the Russians will be there to assist them. Russia has increased it's military presense in the region, specifically in the area of Vladvostok and the Russian/North Korean border. It would be the first use of the SCO as a Military alliance.
I doubt so, for now North Korea is at least part of China and Russia agenda unless Pyongyang do something stupid that pissed both China and Russia off.
I read something about the Russians also moving troops into the Far East Region (Vladivostok) a few weeks back. It could be that the SCO is getting ready to prove its viability as an alliance.
The Russians also are sending troops into the region to participate.
Interesting... Shenyang is where there is a North Korean consulate and Nork hotel to house North Korean hackers, according other articles posted here.
And this is interesting:
A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.) Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/13/09 | Choi Yushik Posted by TigerLikesRooster
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