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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northern vigor's picture

Remember how Trump surprised Xi at supper time? Trump trying to show him who's got two big balls?

This is the same thing. 150,000 is alot of balls....300,000.

Thinkpad's picture

I guess geopolitics is not your forte

Archive_file's picture

North Korea has artillery pieces in caves on tracks that allow them to fire and then retract back into the cave. Hard to destroy. Shoot and scoot.

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Apr 10, 2017 6:37 PM

Hopefully, the chinks are setting up to overthrow the Norks dictator/gov't.  China can not afford to let their pet get too rambunctious.  China depends on the U.S. for goodwill/trade.  Their entire economy depends on us.  I would hope that they are realistic enough to understand that.  Then again, the inscrutable Oriental mind.

kalboking's picture

you got that the other way around nimrod. must be a chump supporter

SwiffFiffteh's picture

Nope. Possibly you've never noticed that it is the U.S. that buys cheap Chinese knock-off products by the zillions, a trade arrangement that is not reciprocated at all. This means that a halt in trade between the two nations would annoy U.S. consumers who would no longer have the cheap chinese knock-off versions to purchase, while in China their entire economy would come crashing down from the loss of a huge customer base.

Economics is hard.

thebigunit's picture

The Chicoms just want a buffer between South Korea and China.

They wouldn't care if Kim Jong Un had an accident and were replaced with an inflatable sex doll under their control.

Brazen Heist's picture

Safe to say this is FAKE NEWS

I recently read reports of the US mustering up 150,000 reservists, Russia about to send 150,000 troops into Syria

Someone has a fetish for the number 150,000

The Gladiator's picture

You should really go read the article,and the comments. The comments represent people who are going to be in a war zone,not thousands of miles away watching reports of it on TV. Amerocans have no recollection of battlefield USA. These people do remember,and know what it is like. This is why all the spasmotic patriots come out of the woodworks when our fearless leader bombs a country 4,000 miles away. The day war comes to our shores,those pseudo patriots will be in the fetal position under their bed crying. But,it is always easy to act tough sitting at a keyboard.


 Perfect example of above statement is the fact that the headline is followed by charts and graphs showing how REALLY tough war is. Shake my damn head.

FedFunnyMoney's picture

They are there for the same reason they were in 1950. They will come across if war breaks out to reaffirm the buffer zone between their border and ROK/US troops. That buffer zone has been and will be NK.

optimator's picture

The buffer zone the Chi Coms have and will fight to the end for is the Yalu River.  They won't tolerate a South Korea on the Yalu.

The Old Man's picture

I am not a historian. I'm just an old shithead that looks closely at facts. So here goes!


The question that remains, regardless of all the rhetoric and BS, is who really is doing what and why. We all know (I hope) that the Chinese really hate, and that is a strong word, the Japanese. The Japanese, on the other hand, really hate the Chinese. The Japanese are Xenophobic. Of pretty much everyone, not just the Chinese. The NK's are hateful of the Japanese for supporting the US during the Korean Conflict plus other notable atrocities that go back centuries. Because the Japanese involvement in WWII was just a repetative debacle of thier history. Note the word Conflict though. The Japanese allowed US forces to maintain ready bases during that time and realistically, even though it wound up a stalemate, we kicked the crap out of the NK's and the Chinese reinforcement, with the exception of things like Pork Chop Hill, etc...  


But leaders in countries like China, Japan, Korea; these regimes and people do not forget. This is stuff that is passed on through generations. This is pure hate and one upmanship, revenge and honor.  It is a code of life.


So along comes the USA!! Yeah for the Red, White and Blue! And the UN. You know. Those guys that want to make the world one big cooperative, happy place! Kinda like NATO and still a cost bucket. (That me being funny but true.) And what happens? Instead of making these countries Nuke each other, effectively eliminating the overcost of running our civil society, you and me, we, the USA, have something to say about it, because we know better. Because we think we have the power. Because we're the USA.


Well therein is the BULLSHIT! When we have people in the streets looking for work, a congress who are totally inept, where the economy is on a brink to explode beyond anyone's wildess dreams; here we go, pressing China, Japan and the NK's like there is nothing else to do. 


But wait! Let's go get that pig in NK. 


How bout in reality we wait it out and let China do it. Or maybe let the NK's do it themselves. 


We're free, so we think. Maybe they are too. Wait it out. My grandkids are more important than NK's, Chinese or the Japanese. 


How bout your grandkids?


The Old Man



optimator's picture

We are used to less than a few casualties in one day.  Our troops near the DMZ would have enough casualties in a day or two to be Dads and Grand Dads in the streets.

thunderchief's picture

If war breaks out in any way or form, China will be in Pyongyang within hours. 

optimator's picture

And Pusan, now Busan, in days.

And, are those Chinese Troops "Volunteers" like last time?

blue51's picture

And every Chinese troop will have their own rifle this time, not like 1 out of  7  in 1950 , and not resorting to picking up the dead guys rifle .

optimator's picture

One mistake on our part got us into this war that only has a truce.  Sec. State Deane Acheson had stated that Korea was outside the U.S. Sphere of influence.  

Omega_Man's picture

the end of US power is near

Omega_Man's picture

what makes you think china would go to war with north korea?

Thinkpad's picture

What makes you think they woouldn't they sanctioned him in February

roddy6667's picture

I have noticed that the South Korean newspapers are US-controlled. They publish every sensationalist story about North Korea that later turns out to be a hoax. Later, there is no correction or retraction. They are constantly flogging for war with North Korea, much against the interest of the South Korean people. In fact, they are a direct copy of the American media.

I have been in South Korea 7 times in the last two years and live only 130 miles away in China, so Seoul is local news to me. It's one of the great cities of the world, but it would be destroyed if the US attacks North Korea in any way. There are many thousands of American soldiers and lots of American missiles in and around Seoul. They would be the first to be attacked if America attacks.

Maybe the NeoCons could ask the residents if they want to die in an American war.

Joe A's picture

The danger of posturing is that somebody else might posture as well and calls your bluff. Nobody wants to lose face and there lies a potential cause for a conflict.

IronForge's picture

I'm certain that any form of Political Instabilty/Defeat-Retreat by the PRK will trigger the Mobilization of Tens of Thousands of CHN-PLA Troopers to go marching across that border. 

dogismycopilot's picture

If someone invited me to their home, and then set fire to my neighbors house in an attempt to scare me, I would smile, speak politely and get the fuck out of there.

Then, once home, I would tell my family that the guy I just dined with is "totally fucking crazy and we are going to burn his house down before he burns ours down."

Trump is a fucking idiot to be listening to his goddamn daughter and Jared Kushner the Zionist. Jared's role was early-stage IT support. That's where his involvement should have ended.

Goddamn I am pissed off like a raped monkey at this dumb motherfucker Trump. I haven't been this pissed off in a very long fucking fact, dare I say, this is the worst I've ever been fucked over by a politician. 

kalboking's picture

Clinton was the first black president. Trump is the first kike  president.

dunce's picture

1,000 tomahawks would not have good miitary effect. Any attack would have to be massive and  sustained to be effective at all, and no ground troops are likely to be deployed with millins of chinese to back up their fat boy toy. A ground invasion would result in the reunification of Korea under a communist regime. the best we could do is take out the atomic plant, the launch sites, and some supposedly secret atomic facilties.

1deadmanwalking's picture

Congress started their 2 week spring recess on 4/10/2017 so this would be the best time to start WWIII with them hiding in their bomb shelters. 

whatsupdoc's picture

I trust China is offering some of those carrier-killer missiles to NK.  Perhaps having the NKers test some nukes on Washington might also be a good thing ...