Wednesday, October 06, 2004
China is ready to deploy 400,000 troops in support of its ally North Korea if a second war breaks out on the Korean peninsula, according to a South Korean military study.
Mainland support would also include 800 aircraft and 150 navy vessels, according to a report presented by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to parliament.
(Agence France-Presse. The Standard Online. Oct. 6. 2004)
Cookiesap:AsiaEast quite simply chooses not to agree with this report. China has too much at stake in a potential war, considering the fact that the legitimacy of the CCP is manifested in China's high economic growth; a war would risk everything for Hu Jintao. A scenario, as suggested by South Korea's JCS, is very pessimistic and extremely hypothetical.
Posted by SAP at 11:45 AM