Things are getting very interesting in Asia, to say the least. What to make out of this event is yet to be seen, but we could guess as to what’s going on, assuming a war is about to break out:
- Donald Trump and Xi Jinping made a deal to solve the North Korean threat once and for all.
- China is reacting to an ultimatum by President Trump to solve the problem, or America will.
- China is acting on its own in a race against America to take out North Korea and occupy it before an American attack is feasible.
Whether it’s teamwork or sabre rattling against the West or North Korea, we’ll find out soon. One thing is for sure, though, and that is to say China doesn’t want America to unite the peninsula. That would mean land-wise, America has more options (than South Korea, Japan, et al) to contain China.
While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.
According to Korean news agency Chosun, the “Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.” The reason: the prospect of “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria. Continue reading