dimanche 22 janvier 2012
Chinese military able to enter P'yongyang in 2 Hrs. in event of war...
A Japanese daily says the Chinese military is boosting the mobility of its troops stationed near China’s border with North Korea in a bid to prepare for possible contingencies.
In a special report on Sunday, the Asahi Shimbun quoted a Chinese military official as saying that the Chinese military is raising its mobility so that it has the ability to enter P'yongyang in roughly two hours in case of an unexpected event occurs in the North.
The daily added that the Academy of Military Science, which is a think tank of the People's Liberation Army, has been operating a research team on managing possible crises on the Korean Peninsula since 2007, which is when rumors of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s health was deteriorating began to emerge.
The Asahi Shimbun said the think tank also drew up a secret report in 2010. The report is said to stipulate that in the event major changes occur within the North, priority must be placed on preventing nuclear proliferation as the North’s nuclear weapons development is linked to the possibility of a full-scale war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula.
(KBS World Radio, 2012-01-22)