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CHINA is in discussions with North Korea about stationing its troops in the isolated state for the first time since 1994, a South Korean newspaper reports.
The Chosun Ilbo newspaper quoted an anonymous official at the presidential Blue House as saying that Beijing and Pyongyang recently discussed details of stationing Chinese soldiers in the North's northeastern city of Rason.
Originally posted by EssenSieMich
They are seeking to deter U.S./SK aggression by using a back channel. It's a face saving move to use a 'leak' this avoids the apearence of seeking U.S. permission for troop movement while at the same time making the statement that they are behind NK. All legitimate military placements can be assumed such as nuclear submarines stationed off of our coasts.
Originally posted by lastrebel
Probably there to take over if NK doesnt play well with others, after all would say a word if they did? All in all probably the easiest way out of this situation
Originally posted by Now_Then
and China is firmly saying 'seriously quit it, nukes don't grow on trees and those Americans just love parking aircraft carriers where we don't want them'.