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PLA, Chinese foreign policy experts advocate preparations for war on Korean Peninsula

21 December 2017

Key Points

  • Chinese military and government leaders are revising their contingency preparations for regime implosion in North Korea
  • Plans now call for the establishment of refugee camps inside Chinese territory

As the potential for conflict between North Korea and the United States and its Asian allies fluctuates by the week, both Chinese military and civil authorities are advocating mobilising for the worst potential contingencies. Local authorities in China’s Jilin province in the northeastern region known as Dongbei, which shares a long border with North Korea, have already made preparations in case they end up being on the front line in a war on the Korean peninsula.

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