The conflict with North Korea appears to be coming to a head.
North Korea’s communist regime has been threatening the world with their nuclear missile program for years.
China recently deployed 150,000 troops to their borders, which many are interpreting as a sign that war is on the horizon.
The People’s Republic of China is North Korea’s benefactor.
Beijing props up the North Korea government to keep the country stable.
China is concerned that if the North Korean government falls, a flood of refugees will try to enter their country.
And with North Korea continually threatening a nuclear attack against the United States, the Trump administration has made it clear all options are on the table to rid the world of their nuclear program.
One sign that the Trump administration is serious about military action was the missile strike on Syria last week.
The Daily Mail reports:
“The Chinese army has reportedly 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.
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.”
North Korea has been under increasing U.N. sanctions ever since they quit the six party talks to end their nuclear program back in 2009.
And China’s troop deployment came on the heels of Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting with Donald Trump.
They discussed North Korea’s nuclear program.
And the Chinese appear to be on board with ending the nuclear program.
The Daily Mail also reports:
“The talks come shortly after Trump hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a summit at which he pressed Pyongyang’s key ally to do more to curb the North’s nuclear ambitions.
‘(We) are prepared to chart our own course if this is something China is just unable to coordinate with us,’ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after the summit.
He added however that Beijing had indicated a willingness to act on the issue.
‘We need to allow them time to take actions,’ Tillerson said, adding that Washington had no intention of attempting to remove the regime of Kim Jong-Un.”
China will try to work diplomatic channels to stop North Korea’s nuclear program.
But their deployment of troops to the border is a clear sign that if negotiations continue to sputter, the Trump administration will act with military force to end North Korea’s nuclear program.