Tensions are higher than ever between the world’s superpowers… and that one little rogue nation, North Korea, who happens to have their finger on the nuclear trigger.
Given recent reports that Kim Jong Un is preparing for a sixth nuclear test, China is finally playing their big brother card and attempting to calm the waters. But in the mean time, they gave shocking orders to their own military.
The Daily Caller reports:
China has reportedly put its military on alert for a possible crisis in Korea.
Beijing is calling for calm, but the situation on the peninsula is extremely tense. Evidence suggests that North Korea may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test, and President Donald Trump’s posture in the wake of the recent strikes on Syria has the Chinese concerned. The USS Carl Vinson, accompanied by several guided-missile destroyers and cruisers, is on its way to Korea.
“If Pyongyang conducts its sixth nuclear test in the near future, the possibility of US military action against it will be higher than ever,” the Global Times, a newspaper run by the People’s Daily, the ruling party’s paper, wrote Wednesday.
“The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing last month. “The question is, are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision?”
Beijing has reportedly instructed all five military regions to maintain readiness for a possible conflict, UPI reports, citing a Hong Kong NGO, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy.
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