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Chinese Military Said To Be Massing Near The Vietnam Border
Epoch Times ^ | May 18, 2014 | By Joshua Philipp

Posted on 05/19/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT by Fennie

Troops, tanks, trucks, artillery, and armored personnel carriers of China's military were seen heading to the Vietnamese border on May 16 and 17, according to photographs taken by by residents near the border.

Chinese netizens have been posting photographs of the large movement of the People's Liberation Army, many of them showing Chinese troops in full combat gear heading to the local train station in Chongzuo, along with military vehicles.

One netizen said the Chinese military was taking the train from the Chongzuo station to Pingxiang City, which shares a 60-mile border with Vietnam. The netizen said that the Huu Nghi Border Gate to Vietnam is also now closed.

One of the photos, taken from inside a passenger train, shows the Chinese military preparing artillery for transport on a train track. Others show Chinese troops and military vehicles traveling along dirt roads.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: china; chinavietnam; epochtimes; military; obama; pla; vietnam
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

I’m rooting for both sides!


2 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:17 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Fennie

War. And rumors of war.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Fennie
China is also erecting oil platforms in waters clear within Vietnamese territory.

Asian countries are gonna hafta pull together on this problem.

4 posted on 05/19/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Fennie

Note to self ... buy more popcorn


5 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
How would you feel if you were surrounded by hostile Communist countries?
6 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Fennie

Vietnam is a Russian ally, so it would be interesting to see if China does anything, how Putin would respond.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

Looks like China is about to pull a Putin on Vietnam.

That’ll be a long one if they do.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 7:09:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Fennie

Why would the Chinese launch on the Viet Nam border? Viet Nam is ALREADY part of the hegemony.

Not like they needed to compel the Vietnamese to agree to trade terms or port facilities.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Fennie
May the coming conflagration be long and bloody.

5.56mm

10 posted on 05/19/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TigersEye

Pei-Ping.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 7:11:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ThanhPhero

Ping.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 7:11:45 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: alloysteel

China and Viet Nam have about two thousand years of bad blood between them.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 7:12:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Vigilanteman

Some say that the Communist Obamanation is already hostile - - - - .

Okay, more people say that than just the family of Nevada cattle rancher Clive Bundy.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Fennie

Another opportunity for Obama to get involved.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Vigilanteman
How would you feel if you were surrounded by hostile Communist countries?

About the same way I feel now with the current communist in charge.

16 posted on 05/19/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: M Kehoe

Some of us have family and friends in the region. Thank you for your kind thoughts.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 7:18:04 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: caver

obozo could send skerry over ... There is a rumor skerry served in Vietnam.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 7:18:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alloysteel
Probably a response to Vietnamese opposition to Chinese businesses and citizens in VietNam. Like Putin they see an opportunity to use the pretense of protecting countrymen to advance their territorial aims.
19 posted on 05/19/2014 7:18:31 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: LucianOfSamasota

.......when you sleep with dogs.........


20 posted on 05/19/2014 7:19:38 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: dfwgator

The same was true in 1979 and the Soviets decided it was too much of a logistical problem to provide direct support. Now, as Russia, their available resources (personnel, bases, etc.....) are diminished.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 7:19:39 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: edpc

Make no mistake, Russia is scared s-less of China.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

Could be more about the Ukraine than Vietnam?

At any rate, I think Obama should go draw a red line and send out some more #hashtags...


23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:21:41 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Mom MD
Some of us have family and friends in the region. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Sorry Mom, I have great animus against both countries. Having said that, may your friends and family remain safe. Amen.

5.56mm

24 posted on 05/19/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: IamConservative

I’m sure he’ll have a big bowl of pho soup to show solidarity. /s


25 posted on 05/19/2014 7:27:29 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Fennie

it’s time to break-out the hashtags....


26 posted on 05/19/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT by wny
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To: dfwgator

As a large neighbor with an eye on access to resources, they should be. Whether they think Vietnam is a good reason for confrontation is another story. I’m not convinced the Russians will decide it would be.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 7:28:18 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: caver

Knowing him, he’ll declare war against both sides.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 7:28:29 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: alloysteel
Why would the Chinese launch on the Viet Nam border? Viet Nam is ALREADY part of the hegemony.

1) Vietnam is a Russian ally, not a Chinese ally.

2) China wants Vietnam's off-shore oil.

3) China's biggest weakness is that their troops have no actual combat experience. Better to test them against a small adversary first, get combat experience, and find out where they need to improve.

29 posted on 05/19/2014 7:29:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Fennie

and the last time Vietnam kicked China’s butt big time


30 posted on 05/19/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Fennie

Not a chance


31 posted on 05/19/2014 7:31:36 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Fennie

They will just go in to bloody the nose of Vietnam.........won`t last too long.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: ClearCase_guy

Repeat of a few decades ago.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 7:33:03 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Fennie

plenty boom boom


34 posted on 05/19/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: molson209

That was decades ago when Vietnam had a battle tested army and before China changed its doctrine and upgraded its military with high tech . China would stomp them today if they want to.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 7:34:40 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Go Vietnam.

Say what you will, but they were the ones who got rid of Beijing’s Puppet, Pol Pot.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 7:34:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie
New tag line.
37 posted on 05/19/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Obama hath wrought the Pox-Americana.)
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To: Kozak

Underestimate the Vietnamese at your peril.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 7:35:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: molson209

China kept trying to goad them into large engagements. Don’t know why they thought that would work, since they were just a few years removed from conflict with us and generally avoided it as a rule.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 7:36:02 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Portcall24

Ha, ha!


40 posted on 05/19/2014 7:41:14 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: IamConservative

lol


41 posted on 05/19/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Fennie
One netizen said the Chinese military was taking the train from the Chongzuo station to Pingxiang City


42 posted on 05/19/2014 7:46:24 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: unixfox; Vigilanteman

“..How would you feel if you were surrounded by hostile Communist countries?...”

Sorta like living in PA with NY, MA, and NJ nearby...


43 posted on 05/19/2014 7:50:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fennie

ChiComs versus VietComs...

Ahh, what ever happened to the good old days of communist solidarity, brotherhood, and unity???

Slug it out, fellas. Enjoy yourselves.


44 posted on 05/19/2014 7:54:09 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dfwgator
Vietnam is a Russian ally, so it would be interesting to see if China does anything, how Putin would respond.

Putin is preparing to sign a 30year gas supply deal with the Chinese which I doubt he'd risk losing to defend Vietnam's Rodney King style rioting.

45 posted on 05/19/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: dfwgator

Well, it is obvious that we will do NOTHING.


46 posted on 05/19/2014 7:55:15 AM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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To: Fennie
Carney said the United States takes no position on the territorial claims, but, “We do take a position on the conduct of the claimants who must resolve their disputes peacefully, without intimidation, without coercion, and in accordance with international law.”

Bet that scares China.

47 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Fennie

This did not go well for the ChiComs the last time.


48 posted on 05/19/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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To: Fennie

Opening moves by the CHICOMs that will, based on the US response, end with the conquest of Nationalist China.


49 posted on 05/19/2014 7:57:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: molson209

Vietnam hasn’t fought a war in a long time.
Back in 1979 they had plenty of recent combat experience.
Now they won’t have that important advantage.
The Chinese have massively upgraded their tech. While Vietnam, as far as I can tell from published sources, has spent very little on armaments since the 1970s.
In 1979 both were at the same technology state, or perhaps the Vietnamese had a slight edge. These days the Chinese have a huge advantage, particularly in the air.
The Vietnamese may also suffer from a lack of ammunition and in particular of resupply. The large stocks of Vietnam war ex-Soviet ammo are long obsolete. They have no source of resupply (well, possibly India) that would be willing to risk facing Chinese air superiority to get it to them.
The Vietnamese have the advantage of position and terrain as before, possibly negating the massive Chinese superiority in armored units.
In 1979 the Chinese suffered from poor logistics due to the poor roads and rail through the undeveloped region north of Vietnam. I believe this situation has since been remedied.


50 posted on 05/19/2014 8:00:51 AM PDT by buwaya
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