South Korean Paper Reports China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border

Tyler Durden's picture

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

According to Korean news agency Chosun, the "Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances." The reason: the prospect of "military options", such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.

More Google translated:

As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy's nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

 

"The report said. It is because of the prospect of taking "military options", such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, just as the United States has launched an air raid on Syria.

 

Japan's Sankei Shimbun reported on the 9th that the Syrian missile strike in the United States shocked China, suggesting that the People's Liberation Army forces are moving toward the Yalu River, .

 

The newspaper said the video was also broadcast on the Internet, but the authorities removed the relevant information, saying the move was a medical and aft support unit for the Shenyang bulb (the northern light bulb)

Another possible catalyst is a report by Russia's interfax that Moscow is preparing for more sanctions, and has warned local air companies about a possible suspension of charter flights with Tu

  • POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN MILITARY OVER SYRIA NOT TO AFFECT RUSSIA'S ACTIONS IN SYRIA, OPERATION TO FIGHT TERRORISTS TO CONTINUE - OZEROV
  • RUSSIAN AIR COMPANIES RECEIVE WARNING ABOUT POSSIBLE SUSPENSION OF CHARTER FLIGHTS WITH TURKEY - SOURCE

Whatever the catalyst, the reaction is clear:

Dropping stocks below the levels right before Syrian airstrikes began...

 

The Dow is back at crucial support at the 50--day moving average...

 

Taking everything but Trannies back into the red for the day.

Gold is bid back over $1250 as USDJPY suddenly plunges.

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bullock's picture

Its the only source i got talking about that

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Trump got played by the Swamp Masters.  Not only is he in a bad spot but we are in a pickle too.  Russia and China join forces will lead to sanctions and trade wars which will lead to ..............  This is an ugly, ugly slope.

Mike2756's picture

Not sure, what if they colluded to get rid of fat boy?

NugginFuts's picture

Better question: what happens to Apple stock if we go to war with China and they stop making iPhones?

CuttingEdge's picture

Maybe they are moving to the border ready to occupy after Trump nukes Pyongyang?

Yukon Cornholius's picture

It would be awesome if Chunky Lee Chong's first big move was to NODONG the chink formations on his border. BOOM goes the Dynamite Roll.

remain calm's picture

Its war time MFers. This is how we start the reset.

jeffglobal's picture

How?  With all of us dead?  Idc about me, but my sons will be really pissed at me that I had them, if we all get blown up.

There is a MAJOR GROUND OFFENSIVE IN SYRIA NOW ACTIVE.  So I get to see a pink moon, and then an EMP goes off and I hid until the cannibals find me and eat me over a couple of days cause they know to use tourniquets?

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Manthong's picture

 

The Chinese might not be there with South Korea in their sights.

Pot Belly Jr. just might be in the crosshairs.

He is just as destabilizing to the Chinese as he is to us.

 

..and I suggest that no one up or down the "this is what I do" spammer.

Even the down votes indicate you paid attention to the spam.

 

 

 

tmosley's picture

Not a fan of military interventions for humanitarian reasons, but North Korea would be so much better off if they could shed their insane communism.

Would like to see the regime granted clemency and a cash award for stepping down peacefully.

Lea's picture

"Not a fan of military interventions for humanitarian reasons,"

Keep to that.

Want to see the North Koreans into the same swamp crap as the USA? Why? What have they done to you?

AVmaster's picture

Yea, this is Very Bad News for kim bong....

 

Absent of any other abnormal chinese military movement(like their navy going out to "observe" our navy for example), this almost certainly means that trump has the green light.

Notveryamused's picture

Bombing Syria while China was visiting was perhaps a demonstration & reassurance to China that Trump is willing to take unilateral action and that if they make an agreement to deal with N Korea they can now have more faith that Trump will follow through, will have to wait and see. Bombing Syria after a false flag was a dumb as f*ck move unless there's a bigger play.

Food Loaf Junkie's picture

One of China's fears is a flood of NK refugees over the border.  The troops may be stationed there for just such an anticipated result after whatever it is we do.  IF and that is a big if Trump and the Chinese leader reached an agreement as to what to do with pudgy.

New_Meat's picture

foodie, u got that right.  PRC'll drop the bridges rather than import "refugees" across the river. 

Md4's picture

Thought the same thing, absent any bellicose Chinese threats flung our way.

Guess we'll have to start shooting to find out.

Fisherman Blue's picture

Shit mother fucker, when grandma dies in the DPRK she is dinner.

GhostofBastiat's picture

Soilent Yellow...and you are hungry an hour later!  /s

Bay Area Guy's picture

Military intervention ensures that Seoul will either be irradiated (Pyongyang is only 120 miles from Seoul) or destroyed by a barrage of artillery (the DMZ is substantially closer to Seoul as compared to Pyongyang). Unless you hate Seoul and its residents, you don't want military solutions employed. And that doesn't even consider the potential response from China, Russia or the other nations in the Far East.

Which, of course means that the US will almost certainly use a military intervention cuz.....we da US.

Deplorable Steve's picture

I agree that US military intervention carries a big risk for Seoul, but intervention from China would be far less unlikely to provoke an attack on Seoul.  Fat boy would need everything he's got to fend off an assault from China.  SK will not matter if he cannot repel China.

Deplorable Steve's picture

Whoops!  Accidental double-click = double-post.

AVmaster's picture

Not likely.

They can't mount it on a missile yet, and it's very unlikely they ever will...

 

That means delivery by truck or by mail...

New_Meat's picture

sf duuude, Seoul has more tube artillery within range than all the other artillery in the world.

Bigern's picture

I would expect an evacuation of Seoul immediately preceding any attack. Either piecemeal or all at once, if they've got enough bunkers in the city. That is the marker.

Rockatanski's picture

it would take 2 or 3 decades to unwind the brains of the people living there though. they are FULLY programed.

DRTexas's picture

Free Spam and ramen noodles will accomplish the "unwind" in 3 months.

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

Unwinding the Norks is easy compared to what it will take to unwind the USA.

They were starved and beaten into submission, while Americans welcome it with open arms and believe every single self serving fantasy we are told.

Md4's picture

And several hundred-thousand psychiatrists and psychologists.

Not to mention drugs...

Teja's picture

All discussed between Trump and Xi. US launching preemptive strike against NK, going for communications mostly. China informs NK it is on their side, sending "help". 150'000 soldiers sent to "support" NK, taking over the country. Kim kept as puppethead for some time, while NK is slowly de-Kimified. South Korea sending money to take some load from China, thankful that there will not be a costly reunification.

That is the only plan making sense.

Winston Churchill's picture

I hopr you're right but there is a far simpler explanation.

Xi just told Donald to fuck off.

Vageling's picture

You've beat me to it. Indeed. The US is spread thin. That was a lot of taxpayer money for flexing the muscles. Next to the conclusion... Trump is a crazy as Dear Chubby Leader. Always blasting missiles for no purpose. They're not fireworks you know? But Hey! Congress had a wonderful masturbation over it! Facts? Who needs those...

And that's where even I was taught by my elders a wonderful wisdom: "No matter how fast the lie, the truth always catches up".

Stick a fork in it already. The USG Inc. (which isn't even the US, DC has this special little status.) lost with this. Recon? Well, great! All mayor players are on standby. Thanks Donald!

This ain't no 4D to TRILLION D chess. Just plain old stupid.  

Md4's picture

Interesting theory...except for one thing.

I believe it is only a relative handful of DPRK'ers that kiss Kimchee's ass, and that are psychologically FUBAR with the "Dear Leader" psychosis.

THAT group might fall for a ploy by the Chinese.

BUT...the vast majority of NK's want reunification desperately. They are a traumatized horde, AND, they want OUT of communist hell.

The Chinese would be grabbing a foaming tiger by the tail that they couldn't manage without severe crackdowns...even after Kimchee is stir-fried (and served over flied lice, of course).

We'd end where we began, this time with China, instead of the NK regime.

Wouldn't work.

Whole place is gonna have to go up, seems to me. I see no way around this old and deadly standoff.

Teja's picture

I agree with the "traumatized" part, not so sure about the reunification part. One would need to read accounts of NK refugees. But after 65 years of massive isolation and indoctrination and definitely no South Korean tv, the psychology would be different from East Germany, where the citizens had lots of contact with West Germany, and all but the south west corner had West German TV.

That Western TV free corner around Dresden still shows when talking to people from that region.

Of course, a NK puppet state managed by China, with Chinese style openness to business and also to communication, would work only a couple of years. THEN it might explode, or another transition might be prepared, this time to a neutral and unified Korea. But for a transition period, carefully managed, it really could work. China isn't Communist any more, you surely know.

Carl Spackler's picture

What "Manthong" said.

Reality is more nuanced than an "us versus them" strategy.

The world is not a binary situation.

Battlefield USA's picture

It's only BIGLY when the Elohimf Emporerf Trumpf plays global-cop.

new game's picture

chinks there to limit merica's action. dead chinks no good for foriegn relations...

hannah's picture

trump might just 'give' south korea to china like hillary gave eastern ukraine and crimea to russia.....

JRobby's picture

He's already dead. He just doesn't know it yet.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

What? Still only $7k ? Time for a raise fucker.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Trump and Xi struck a bargain last week: I'll take Syria ... you can have North Korea.

CheapBastard's picture

I hope this doesn't interfere with my supply of gingseng from the mountains bordering the Yangzte Valley.

Carl Spackler's picture

You get better ginseng from Wisconsin.

No worries.

Bay Area Guy's picture

Beat me to it. American ginseng is very good.

JRobby's picture

Some wild asparagus, some cranberrys some.............

Fisherman Blue's picture

You buy that american shit. I stick with Korean quality.

exonomic halfbreed's picture

Those in that field are buying from good old boys robbing gensing fron the woods here in America and have been for some time and it is passed off as Korean.  The best is the wild stuff from the woods (slow growth and dense).