Skip to comments.China: 'No troops going to North Korea'(or are they?)
Posted on 10/24/2010 4:53:32 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
'No troops going to North Korea'
* Source: Global Times
* [04:53 October 21 2010]
North Korean soldiers stand guard in the truce village of Panmunjom in the middle of a buffer zone between the two Koreas Wednesday. Tensions are running high across the border ahead of next month's G20 summit to be hosted by South Korea. Photo: AFP
By Guo Qiang
Senior Chinese strategists Wednesday denied a report that said China may position troops in North Korea.
The strategists also accused conservatives in South Korea of escalating tensions on the Korea Peninsula when bilateral relations between Beijing and Pyongyang were believed to have strengthened after the North introduced the likely successor to Kim Jong-il.
South Korea's Dong-A Ilbo newspaper reported Wednesday that China will send 2,000-3,000 People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops to Pyongyang in a bid to help modernize the North Korean army by the end of this year at the earliest, quoting an unnamed source in Beijing.
Korean language and customs-training programs are underway for chief Chinese commanders, the report said.
China's Ministry of National Defense was unavailable for immediate comment, but experts noted that some forces in South Korea are aimed at "creating a tense atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula and provoking hostile sentiments against China and North Korea."
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Supporters of Free Trade with Communist China are just helping Kim Jong Il and the Commies in North Korea.
Only a fool believes Communist China is not, or, has never helped, North Korea
The Chinese were in Vietnam. Why wouldn’t they be in N Korea?
Don’t worry about it.
If there was any truth to it, if there was anything to worry about our President would be in the White House with his eye on the business of being President and not flying around trying to get more socialists elected.
Does this need a sarcasm sign?
They had better pack a lunch. We all know Kim has no food to spare.
Buffer zone between South Korean, Japan and US forces.
The Chinese wre difinately in N Korea when trouble started in the 50’s. They were the first wave of invaders into the south. Millions of them—wave after wave.
Tensions are running high across the border ahead of next month's G20 summit to be hosted by South Korea.Thanks TigerLikesRooster.
IIRC, they took over 1,000,000 KIA (by some estimates) for their trouble. Probably not anxious for a repeat performance. Besides, the ROK Army isn't the comic opera force that fell apart during the early part of the Korean War.
Attempt it again, and the PLA would likely find themselves living (briefly) in 'interesting times'.