Chinese Military Rushing ‘Preparation for War’
According to reports out of northeastern China, these photos represent a major mobilization of People’s Liberation Army forces to the area bordering North Korea in preparation for war.
January 02, 2018
According to Chinese and North Korean accounts, the People’s Liberation Army is rapidly moving its personnel to the border region with North Korea in “preparation for war.”
The reports state Chinese military personnel have been building up under the cover of darkness in the border region of Jilin, the same province where official newspapers told residents how to prepare for nuclear war. The forces have been concentrated near the city of Yanji along the Tumen River, one of the two natural boundaries separating North Korea from China.
One report, translated from Korean, quotes a local who said he had not seen “so many soldiers trucking to Yanji.” Another claimed Chinese officials told local residents “Trump to hit North Korea in the New Year, we are preparing for war on the peninsula.”
The Daily Star, a British tabloid, reports Chinese soldiers have already participated in what was described as a “war ceremony” in which senior officials urged them to be ready to fight. This follows previous reports that three villages near the border in Jilin have been converted into refugee camps in preparation for an onslaught of North Koreans fleeing war.
Chinese experts have tried to downplay the reports, saying China is merely preparing for any eventuality, but English translations of Korean reports suggest there is reason for real concern.