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Large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border
china daily ^

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT by traumer

A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China-Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily is generally considered to be aligned to Chinese state media.

Thousands of Chinese nationals living or on business in Vietnam have already fled the country amid anti-China riots, which were sparked by a tense standoff between Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 4.

The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed Friday that at least two Chinese nationals have been killed and nearly a hundred were injured during violent protests last week that saw dozens of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong factories set on fire. The UK’s Guardian claims as many as 21 people have died.

As yet another large-scale anti-China protest was scheduled for Sunday, Chinese netizens reported seeing an “endless stream” of PLA soldiers in full combat gear at Chongzuo train station, apparently on their way to the 97-kilometre China-Vietnam border at Pingxiang city in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The soldiers were said to have been accompanied by tanks, armoured vehicles, missile launchers and other heavy artillery.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burma; cambodia; china; chinavietnam; chongzuo; guangxizhuang; hongkong; laos; paracelislands; philippines; pingxiang; southchinasea; taiwan; thailand; vietnam

1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

ala Putin...


2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:02 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Interesting times.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:51 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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To: traumer

Misdirection?


4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: traumer
It would be sweet to see the ChiComs embroiled in Vietnam quagmire of their own.
5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: traumer

How will the Vietnamese do without China and Russia supplying them with military hardware and expertise?


6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: traumer

Obama famously pronounced that he has a phone, and a pen.

Has he found any more Red Ink, yet?


7 posted on 05/19/2014 1:35:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: traumer

This could get interesting. Not that they need my advise, but I’d advise the Vietnamese to prepare for border incursions and/or cross border artillery fire.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: traumer

From Twitter:

China’s defence ministry:
“Media reports of the emergency mobilisation of PLA troops on the China-Vietnam border are false.”

Will the Obama administration release any sat photos of the buildup?


9 posted on 05/19/2014 1:39:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: traumer

Let’s see....Who did Obama say we would go to bat for??


10 posted on 05/19/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

Beijing Bob?


11 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: traumer

#RuhRoh


12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: traumer

Sure are a lot of wars and rumors of wars.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:44:30 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sacajaweau

He’ll stand with the Muslims when the political winds turn in an ugly direction. Sense no Muslims are at risk here, he’ll just play some golf.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Genoa

“Beijing Bob?”

Who knows??
What I do know is that to try and apply western logic to China’s long-term plans is a loser.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:51:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

...and a golf club which he seems to prefer to all the rest.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 2:05:02 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
There should be some surplus M-16s still around...
17 posted on 05/19/2014 2:05:15 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There are pics on the net of pallets stacked 4 feet high with M1s, BARs, Thompsons, and carbines. All left in a field to rust away.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 2:19:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: tcrlaf


19 posted on 05/19/2014 2:27:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: traumer

I thought the oil rig was clearly inside Vietnamese waters. Nothing disputed at all. The Chinese are in the wrong.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 2:31:41 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

“I thought the oil rig was clearly inside Vietnamese waters. Nothing disputed at all. The Chinese are in the wrong.”

Geopolitical Science 101:

The one with the most guns, and the will to use them, gets to decide what is “disputed”.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 2:36:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: traumer

Once again, respect to Vietnamese fortitude and will.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 2:39:53 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: traumer

Vietnam will implement a scorched earth retreat policy, make the Chinese pay dearly and with the protest ferver it will sell.

Both sides are communists, how do THEY gauge success or failure?

Baring in mind that each, respectively, controls their internal media.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: tcrlaf

“Obama famously pronounced that he has a phone, and a pen.

Has he found any more Red Ink, yet?”

I think that a hashtag is in order here.

Seriously, I believe that the Vietnamese might be the only enemy that China would seriously worry about. On Vietnamese territory, it would be a meat-grinder for them. The last time they tangled, the Vietnamese left a mark.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 2:54:10 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: House Atreides

Is this China testing the US? Seems to me they did so when they went into Vietnams territorial waters to drill?

Appears China’s on the move now without much concern for how the US Administration would respond.

However, we fought Vietnam and we all know how that turned out....of course the Chinese will fight to win if it comes to that.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 2:58:42 PM PDT by caww
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To: traumer

Vietnam needs to take control of the Rodney King style ethnic rioting inside its borders...or those borders will get redefined.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 3:05:04 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I wonder what side John Kerry will be on? I would guess he’d still be on Viet Nam’s side, just like always.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 3:19:46 PM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It would be sweet to see the ChiComs embroiled in Vietnam quagmire of their own.

Do you think the Chinese government will hamstring their troops the way the Democrats hamstrung ours?

28 posted on 05/19/2014 3:23:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

they will use sharpened stakes and kitchen knives if they have to.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 3:49:01 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Constitution Day

I wonder whose side the US will favor this time.

We always have to stick our nose in wherever in the world there is a war going on whether it is Bosnia, Ukraine and now Vietnam.

Watch our GI’s die for nothing and those that come home broken, denied adequate medical care.

My poor country has chosen the wrong leadership for years.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 3:49:05 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Sacajaweau

Islam.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 3:50:22 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Who knows? They may have a budding Hanoi Jane waiting in the wings. </sarcasm>


32 posted on 05/19/2014 3:51:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: traumer

Ms. Jane Fonda, please pick up the red phone.

Your services are required again.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 3:54:03 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Blood of Tyrants
How will the Vietnamese do without China and Russia supplying them with military hardware and expertise?

I think an equally big question is how will China do? They have not fought a war in a long time, and their troops are not highly thought of by analysts here. They have been building their forces, and I think their leadership would like to test them to see how their toys work. But it will be a long time before they are "battle ready."

34 posted on 05/19/2014 4:11:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: traumer

China comes in and bombs the Vietnamese factories and transportation system. They don’t need to wage a ground campaign. They just need some troops there to prevent Vietnam from striking back on the ground. China doesn’t need to conquer Vietnam. They just need to ruin what little economy Vietnam has.

We tried to help the Vietnamese people out. We warned them about China. To thank us, they killed 55,000 Americans. The Vietnamese WELCOMED Chinese troops into Vietnam so that they (Vietnam) could send more men to fight the Americans. Maybe Uncle Ho will help them.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 4:27:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Yep. Karma is a b*tch.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 4:28:43 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Uncle Ho hated the Chinese even more than the Americans and French:

“As for me, I prefer to sniff French s—t for five years than to eat Chinese s—t for the rest of my life.”


37 posted on 05/19/2014 4:30:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks traumer.
Thousands of Chinese nationals living or on business in Vietnam have already fled the country amid anti-China riots, which were sparked by a tense standoff between Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 4. The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed Friday that at least two Chinese nationals have been killed and nearly a hundred were injured during violent protests last week that saw dozens of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong factories set on fire.
Of course, the same number of soldiers were heading away from the border when the light turned red...
38 posted on 05/19/2014 5:01:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

How will the Vietnamese do without China and Russia supplying them with military hardware and expertise?
......... My Guess? INDIA.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 5:18:23 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: blueunicorn6

Totally agree. I don’t give a rat’s fanny about Vietnam. We already tried to warn them about the evils of communism. Might as well have sent a video of Animal Farm instead of 58,000 dead American soldiers. They can GTH.


40 posted on 05/19/2014 7:22:43 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: traumer

Vietnam will find a TOTALLY different Chinese army fighting against them than they did 35 years ago. In fact, our military ‘experts’ will be SHOCKED at China’s capabilities, while we slept (and gave them the technology).

Sure would be good if we could learn from what will happen...but we will not, until it’s our carriers going down (and I’m not even sure then...considering how important gay marriage seems to be in this country).


41 posted on 05/19/2014 7:45:08 PM PDT by BobL
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