"Australian PM Howard had secret tapes of China's tough talk on North Korea Posted by AmericanInTokyo to happygrl; TigerLikesRooster; dasboot; risk On News/Activism 09/01/2003 11:03 PM EDT #9 of 14 "Thank you happygrl. And, with a side note to TLR, dasboot and risk, I might also bring to your attention the recent activity by China on North Korea's northern border. What has been purposely happening over the last few weeks and months is that Beijing has moved to replace the armed policemen serving as border guards on the NK border, with REGULAR ARMED FORCES OF THE PEOPLES LIBERATION ARMY. By my sources I've checked with recently, the Chinese regulars being brought in by the PLA number nearly 100,000. This has been China putting the subtle pressure on Pyongyang to quit playing around and making nuclear provocations which China does NOT want to see happen. We are all anti-communists on this thread. But we cannot allow our anti-communism to become so doctrinaire, narrow and inflexible that it clouds objectivity and our capability in our analysis to be able to percieve East Asia policy and paradigm shifts we would have only dreamed about in the 1960s and 70s, with respect to China and North Korea. Believe me, these things are indeed going down and it is not just disinformation by Beijing to fool the United States. They are definitely starting to part ways with Kim Jong il."