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


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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Ricki13th's picture

We will see if China wants to give up NK and risk losing their soldiers and back down to the US. But a little over a week ago I thought Trump would never get involved with Syria until he decided to break international law and deliver a missile strike on a country without congress's authorization. 

Berspankme's picture

LAst thing northern china needs is 25 million uneducated unskilled norks pouring across their border. This part of china already has high unemployment. Norks are being encircled.

aliens is here's picture

I am too old to be drafted now so all you snow flaks and partriots get ready to be cannon fodders for the bankster and John McCain. Rubio, Lindsey Graham and other war monger demorats and rinos.

Boca's picture
Thomas Gray "Ignorance is bliss"
juicy_bananas's picture

Why would bombing Syria intimidate China? The Chinese lost 35 million people fighting Japan through horrific war crimes during the mid 20th century. I don't think they will be intimidated by a few cruise missiles.

Hulk's picture

Problem with the chinese army is that they have to stop and eat every two hours...

Arrest Hillary's picture

Maybe China is working with Trump .... to put Kim in his place .... think positive ?

Herdee's picture

Whatever happens those troops are most likely needed to keep refugee flows from arriving in China.

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

Looks like China doesn't want us to drop a big Tomahawk missle on Kim Jung Fat's palace.........they're gonna take him out themselves...........good for business with the United States..........

I am Jobe's picture

No brown people there. USA is not too keen on having the Chinese doing it. COmeone need to test those missiles plus Want those Supoort our Troops bumber stickers


Ricki13th's picture

Here we go. the US is getting ready to launch strikes against NK. NK is not Syria they will retaliate with missile and even nukes if the strike is not crippling in one blow. The Syria strike only hit 23 of the 59 targets. There is no room for error of else there will be blood and WW3.

Laughing.Man's picture

If this turns hot, it'll be a race to Pyongyang.

Boca's picture

I'm still holding out hope for Trump, this all could be his plan.

a few more days and we will see

Snaffew's picture

nothing like non-global interventionist strategy to come through for Mr T.  This rich food eating slob has been assimilated by the Borg---"Sad!"

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

I really hope Trump and the military's bravado is justified. If things go FUBAR artillery lined up along the DMZ in NK will fire into Seoul and within minutes you'll have large numbers of casualties..  how much collateral damage is acceptable?  They WILL NOT hesitate to throw Trump under the bus.

UpAndDown's picture
UpAndDown (not verified) Apr 10, 2017 11:57 AM

In today's lesson: how to play with graphics's scale and terrorize the unwary. 

By ZH.

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Light it off.

I'll be waiting on some bulkhead with a duffel bag full of cash, a sat phone, and a line of trucks idling behind me.

Get rich or die tryin', amirite?

Manipuflation's picture

There goes my big short idea.  I told the wife yesterday and she said no.  Maybe I won't listen to her because there is time.  She said I would lose it all.  How can you lose it all on a straight trade unless you buy something like SHLD or margin up?

Don't get me wrong here.  This market has PLENTY of room to fall.  I never thought they would get it to 20000+.  It is so overbought.  I am eyeing up AMZN.  Seems a little excessive at $903 per share.  If they are going to do brick and mortar that is going to cost a lot of capex.  But I will leave them alone.  I think SRG might be a good short.  SRG has a ton of exposure to SHLD and there are going to be lawsuits. 

I just want to short the INDU.  Short the whole fucking thing.

Interesting read here though.

I think we all know that massive amounts of fraud are occurring.  You know it has to blow off.  Someone is going to take their ball and go home and then we will have 2008 all over again.  It's a repeat.  Mark my words.  I can't wait for the day when short term T-bills go negative yield again.

Check this pic out.  

nachochan's picture

What is more important to China?  The security of its energy needs being supplied by Russia/Syria/Iran or their indebted trade partner in the US that always sabre rattles and buys electronic trinkets from them.  China and Russia also recently had join naval excercises in the Pacific.  Meanwhile Trump is in a tight spot here move on the fatboy and risk Russia bringing 300,000 soldiers into the middle east and Ukraine or go with McMasters plan and bring 150,000 to Syria which leads to China expaning in S China sea and further propping up its asian partner fat boy.

economaly's picture

which program is used to make those nice looking graphs? or which website, brokerage?

juicy_bananas's picture

We coming with them dicks out. Let the pissing contest begin!

Coldfire's picture

Fuck you, Trump. Orange Judas.

TheLastTrump's picture

All you hyperventilating Paul Botz.....I love's me the smell of burning libertarians in the morning.


GET SOME TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PoasterToaster (not verified) TheLastTrump Apr 10, 2017 12:12 PM

Stupid Democrat troll.

Rjh's picture


rejected's picture

and lost every war since. Well, maybe not Grenada.

This isn't about winning,,, it's about a credible possibility of war so the MIIC can make their profits.

Ricki13th's picture

China would not capitulate to the US to attack its only bargaining chip in NK risking their Troops lives. The globalist runs China and will backstab Trump and force him into war with  them. Look at the South China sea where they have militarize the artifical islands. China has been planning a confrontation with the US for years. 

1stepcloser's picture

seal team six vs 150K chicoms... I like our odds....

Fake Trump's picture

President Trump and Shadow President Kushner have stirred the hornets nest. Great job. They have made the world unsafe again while hoping to make America great again. Should give them a Nobel Prize for peace.

Golden Showers's picture

Nah, it's probably just an open house. There'll be some car and tank shows, a few boxing matches. A cook out. A wet T-shirt contest. Kim Jong Un Fashion show. Lots of dragons and shit and some firecrackers going off. Sounds like a fucking party.

If there's one thing, One fucking thing, the North Koreans and Chinese know how to have fun and let loose.

Think of it like a block party.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Will there be street cart meats on a stick?  Meats on a stick is underutilized imo

rejected's picture

Links to the wet T-Shirt contest pics will be appreciated.

Iconoclast's picture

North Korea is China's version of the USA's Israel. A useful idiot, but with nukes. It seems the Chinese replicate everything and go a stage further.

Megaton Jim's picture

Don't forget, NK has an estimated $6 TRILLION in mineral reserves. Something both SK and China are keeping in mind. Rare Earth elements are just the beginning. North Korea is naturally abundant in metals such magnesite, zinc, tungsten, and iron; with magnesite resources of 6 billion tonnes (second largest in the world), particularly in the Hamgyeong-do and Jagang-do provinces.

North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths

rejected's picture

Right. Makes sense considering Americans can't make a go with their own rare earth elements mining. We'll just steal it from someone else.

Phillyguy's picture

It appears Trump and Congress are pushing for direct military confrontation with Russia and China. What does this mean of the rest of us?

US society is completely dependent on fossil fuel and information flow to function.

US agriculture is completely dependent on oil and natural gas- it takes 10 calories of energy to produce 1 calorie of food. The average food commodity travels 1500 miles from production site to consumption site. Obviously, in any war with Russia and China, energy infrastructure- oil refineries, storage facilities, pipelines, loading docks will be targeted.

US economy, hospitals, schools, government also rely on information flow over the internet to keep our society operating. In any war with Russia and China, information infrastructure- power plants, computer server farms, fiber optic transmission cables will also be targeted.

Bottom line- our society will cease to function and we will rapidly starve.

SwiffFiffteh's picture

Just because they're targeted, doesn't mean they'll be destroyed.

BenBache's picture

We have a fake war coming up.  Only the brain dead can't see that they faked the gas attack.  Completely fake.  No dead babies, no dead anyone.  And then Trump shot at an abandoned air field, if he shot any missiles at all.  Who told us the US shot missiles other than our government and our press.  That almost makes it a guaranteed lie.  

How can we know that any event actualy happens when the CIA Operation Mockingbird controls not just all the US press, but the press everywhere.  If your "news" organization won't even tell you that you live on a flat Earth and that the governments have lied to you about the spinning ball for decades, why trust them with anything else?

I don't believe a word in any site that accepts the globe model.  Only brainwashed morons accept it and why should I take advice or get my news from morons?

Smiddywesson's picture

"If your "news" organization won't even tell you that you live on a flat Earth and that the governments have lied to you about the spinning ball for decades, why trust them with anything else?"


Does the moon appear to be flat?  Can we not see the planets?  You can see with a telescope the mast of a ship going over the horizon.  Did it fall off? 

Get your timeline straight, we have known about a sperical world for over 2500 years, not "decades."


"The earliest reliably documented mention of the spherical Earth concept dates from around the 6th century BC when it appeared in ancient Greek philosophy[1][2] but remained a matter of speculation until the 3rd century BC, when Hellenistic astronomy established the spherical shape of the Earth as a physical given."

SilverBird's picture

Must've been a monumental effort for you to pry your eyes off of CNN, right you vegetable? Keep letting your masters think for you, but don't believe being an ignorant sack of suet will earn you respect. Leave the comments to those with functioning minds.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  Flat earth? Damaged cpu? Always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Yeah, I know, too late now.

Bernardo Gui's picture

Calvinius. Carl Vinson? What retard wrote that account?

Gallumhrasha's picture

No XI and Trump did not make a deal. China wants to keep North Korea as it is because they dont want US boots near their doorstep. Destabilization of north korea would be catastrophic, those troops are there to defend any attack by the US. And the US definitely does not want to start a war with China so its all mind games

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Yea, I said that higher up in the thread.  It's curious that most people don't see that that is what is going on.

Smiddywesson's picture

Trump could have promised to pull ALL US troops out of South Korea in exchange for regeim change in N. Korea.  He's capable of thinking outside the box that way. 

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Why would Xi believe he would keep his promise in the long term?