All five military regions from China have been ordered by Beijing to maintain readiness for the possibility of conflict along their border with Kim Jong-un’s kingdom, according to UPI.
China’s armoured and mechanised infantry brigades in the Shandong, Zhejiang and Yunnan provinces have been given the go-ahead.
China has reportedly set 25,000 troops along the North Korean border
The troops being deployed from China to the Korean peninsula are from the 47th group army of the Ninth Armoured Brigade, the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.
China has already sent 150,000 troops to the North Korean border on Sunday, Taiwan’s China Post has claimed.
Forbidden photographs depict the true North Korean army
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While tourists are able to visit North Korea as part of a controlled tour group, they are asked by their handlers to never take photographs of soldiers. These pictures taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue show the reality of military service in the secretive state
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Soldiers enjoy a ride at the funfair in Pyongyang
USS Carl Vinson was deployed near the Korean peninsula in the past few days
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It comes after the US and South Korea conducted joint military exercises around the peninsula.
USS Carl Vinson’s strike group has been deployed to the Korean peninsula in a show of force towards Pyongyang after the hermit nation has carried out a series of provocative missile launches and nuclear tests.
Chinese president Xi Jinping begged Donald Trump to pursue a peaceful resolution to the meltdown in the crisis during a phone call between the pair.
Donald Trump has said he is willing to deal with North Korea unilaterally
We have no comment at this time but we will be watching closely
Despite the pleas, North Korea looks to set to detonate a nuclear device this week, according to the Voice of America.
The device is expected to set off the device on Saturday.
A National Security Council official said: “We have no comment at this time but we will be watching closely.”