PLA troops head to DPRK border as North-South tensions mount

The last time China heavily beefed up security was during the Korean war, but ended up following through as PLA troops intervened with human wave tactics aimed at literally pushing UN and American forces back into the Pacific Ocean.


PLA tanks pass through Yanji near the China-North Korea border. (Internet photo)


The People’s Liberation Army has sent troops to China’s border with North Korea as escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have pushed North and South to the brink of possible war.

The Hong Kong-based Oriental Daily reported Saturday that internet users have been uploading photos of what appear to be PLA armored vehicles and tanks passing through the streets of Yanji, the seat of the Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture in eastern Jilin province. The city, considered a key transport and trade hub between China and the DPRK, is less than 30 kilometers from the 1,400-kilometer border. Continue reading