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Daily Mail: China 'deploys 150,000 troops to deal with possible North Korean refugees over fears Trump may strike Kim Jong-un following missile attack on Syria'
* Trump's Syria strike Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea
* China, which was left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed medical and backup units from the People's Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River
* The troops have been dispatched to prepare for pre-emptive attacks by the US
* 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
The Chinese army has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for pre-emptive attacks after the United States dropped airstrikes on Syria.
President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea.
And now China, left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed medical and backup units from the People's Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River, Korea's Chosun.com reported.
The troops have been dispatched to handle North Korean refugees and 'unforeseen circumstances', such as the prospect of preemptive attacks on North Korea, the news agency said.
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Update: South Korean Paper Reports China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: Let's look at what has happened in just one week ....
Before last weeks Trump-Xi summit, reports were coming in on growing tensions along the China-North Korea border .... Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border (Reuters).
President Trump makes it clear at the beginning of April that the U.S. is ready to act alone on North Korea .... Trump Says US Ready to Act Alone on North Korea (April 2, 2017/VOA).
China then telegraphs to the world that they are worried on what is happening .... China worries that Trump is about to escalate tensions with North Korea to disastrous effect. They're right to worry (The Independent).
President Trump and Chinese President Xi have their summit, and as soon as Presdient Xi leaves the U.S. a US Navy aircraft carrier strike force is deployed to the Korean Peninsula .... U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group To Be Deployed Near The Korean Peninsula (April 8, 2017)
Chinese and South Korean officials meet today and agree to slap tighter sanctions on North Korea .... and as I said in my comment thread .... I have never seen the Chinese move this fast on North Korea .... China And South Korea Have Agreed To Slap Tougher Sanctions On North Korea.
South Korean officials are also making it known that they are deeply concerned on what is happening .... South Korea Is Nervous With The Latest Deployment Of A U.S. Carrier Strike Group Near The Korean Peninsula. More here .... US Strike Force Heading Towards N. Korea Causing Anxiety Among Friends, Foes (VOA).
And now this report of 150,000 Chinese soldiers on the North Korean border.
So what is my take. This is a collective show of force against North Korea and a clear signal to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that business as usual is no more. Will he listen .... I hope so .... but my gut is telling me no.