North Korea Continues to Test Nuclear and Ballistic Missiles. China Sends 150,000 Troops to North Korean Border.
For years, China has used North Korea as a geo-political bargaining chip. A united Korea would prove itself a major advantage to the United States. But as tensions with North Korea rise, Trump has challenged China to keep their reclusive allies in check.
Trump, in an interview with the Financial Times before his meeting last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said ‘if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.'”
Responding to the rising tensions, China deployed 150,000 troops from “medical and backup units from the People’s Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River” on the border of North Korea and China.
The Daily Mail reports that the 150,000 troops “have been dispatched to handle North Korean refugees and ‘unforeseen circumstances’, such as the prospect of preemptive attacks on North Korea.”
The report continues, “Meanwhile, the US Navy has moved the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group from Singapore to North Korea after the country conducted more missile testing.”
President Trump and the Chinese government seem to be on the right track towards an agreeable resolution.
The public at large appears particularly concerned. According to Zero Hedge, Google analytics of the keyword “going to war” reveal a record interest in the topic.
Now the world waits to see how this all unfolds. Can the international community manage to neutralize North Korea as a threat without provoking a nuclear war?