Skip to comments.Communist China bolstering security at DPRK border
Posted on 04/19/2013 10:04:06 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
China is moving tanks and armored vehicles closer to the North Korean border in response to increasing military threats from Pyongyang. Peoples Liberation Army troop and tank movements were reported in Daqing, Heilongjiang, and in Shenyang and Dandong, Liaoning. They include the 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade based in Benxi, Liaoning. Large numbers of fighter jets were also reported above Fucheng, Hebei and Zhangwu and Changchun, Liaoning. The Washington Times reports that one of Chinas Russian-made Su-27 jets crashed on March 31 in Rongcheng, Shandong across the Yellow Sea from Korea.
That’s for show. There are no threats to Red China from Pyongyang. Threats to South Korea and Japan are a different matter.
“China is moving tanks and armored vehicles closer to the North Korean border in response to increasing military threats from Pyongyang.”
or should it read, “China is moving tanks and armored vehicles closer to the North Korean border in response to increasing military threats AGAINST Pyongyang.”
In the event of a conflict between rational foreign policy and expansionist foreign pilcy, China will take the expansionist alternative every time, and it considers North Korea - however addled and troublesome - as being very much in IT’S bailiwick.
Or they just don’t want to be swamped with refugees when the balloon goes up.
I hope you’re right.
On the other hand, if/when the balloon goes up, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest degree to see Chinese troops and tanks flooding southward.
Sure there are. Millions of starved refugees in the event of war is one, and also a need to create a hard “wall” against any war that erupts on the Korean penninsula.
Not to mention, a palace coup of generals seing weakness is always a Nork wild card.
Buying (or selling?) more communist propaganda, I see.
There's no burden involved. China has no welfare system for refugees. Those who work eat; those who don't go hungry. They don't want North Koreans migrating en masse to China because it will collapse the North Korean regime. Ultimately the people feed the state, and if there aren't enough people to support the state, it will fall. That is how the Warsaw Pact went under - a significant chunk of the productive people went West after border controls were relaxed.
Sorry sport, still being a tool i see.
But those are the reasons the Chinese are putting forces there. They have no intent to invade and inherit that backwards NK mess.
They are much happier to let “reunification” happen someday and let SK be the West Germany of the orient for a few decades, fixing their backwards northern bretheren.
However, there are many ways a war can start there, and China wants forces in the area. If you can grow up a moment, you’ll see i never said Chinese motives were honest and pure. But they are very real motives nonetheless.
China won’t spend a dime, or lift a finger to control the Norks, but they will do many things to make sure nothing there spills over into their world.
They are having fun, and building an economy,, no time for that except to stay away from it.
And the worst thing the Chinese fear from a wave of Nork refugees, is that they might bring the idea that bad goverments need to be replaced. The Chinese are a capitalist economy ruled by a Communist legacy government.
The Chinese goverment has already lost huge amounts of de facto control, and is mostly worried about staying in power.
In a very real sense, they are “riding the tiger”, and have little patience for -anything- that could upset the equilibrium that keeps them safely in power.
The average Chinese knows what happened to the Warsaw Pact. Ordinary Chinese are said to view the dissolution of the Soviet Union as this great geopolitical disaster. In that sense, they are inoculated against the charms of democracy. I doubt the collapse of North Korea would strike the average Chinese as any kind of example for anyone. There's also the fact that a capitalist economy is delivering the goods for ordinary Chinese, in a way that a communist economy isn't for North Korea.
Right and add to the fact that China and North Korea have a defense pact. SU-27s, assault brigades and main battle tanks aren’t there to stop refugees.
The Chinese are not a capitalist economy, they are a fascist economy (socialists who outsource the management tasks and allow profit sharing). The socialist government has veto power on every business decision.