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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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China will Fight Alongside North Korea to Prevent Pro-Western Unified Korea

War trigger

(Photo : PLA) Chinese troops cross the Yalu River into North Korea during the Korean War, 1950-53.

China has finally revealed the strategic situations that will compel it to wage war against the United States, and said it will fight beside North Korea to prevent the U.S. establishing a pro-western government in a unified Korean state.

The first reason for China's igniting World War III will be the United States and South Korea installing a pro-democracy government in North Korea after that country's defeat in a war. The second will be the advance of the U.S. Army or Marines to the banks of the Yalu River separating North Korea from China.

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An advance such as this in October 1950 during the Korean War forced China to send its "Chinese People's Volunteer Army" to attack U.S. Army and Marine units that had advanced to the Yalu River after defeating the North Korean People's Army.

China made these two points perfectly clear in an editorial in one of the official newspapers of the Communist Party of China. In that editorial, China said it will attack the nuclear facilities operated by North Korea if these facilities threaten the security and stability of northeast China with nuclear contamination.

It admitted that a punitive strike by the People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) against North Korea's nuclear facilities will lead to hundreds of thousands of North Korean refugees fleeing the fighting and seeking sanctuary in the northeastern Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin, which share borders with North Korea.

This flood of refugees must not be allowed into China, said the editorial.

But should the Americans and South Koreans take advantage of this turmoil to invade North Korea, China will have no choice but to fight alongside North Korea as it did in the Koreaqn War.  

"China will not allow the existence of a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River, and the US military must not push forward its military forces to the Yalu River," said the editorial.

It noted "This sentence is meant for the United States, because the premise of it is that the US military has launched attacks to the DPRK."

The editorial also warned the "US's ally Republic of Korea (ROK) must not push forward troops to the Yalu River as well is actually understood by the United States and ROK militaries that their troops will not encroach on the Yalu River."

It reminded both the U.S. and South Korea that during the Korean War, "the United States-led united army troops from multiple countries announced that the united troops would not advance the battlefront to the Yalu River, but would stop at 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of the Sino-DPRK border. They called this line MacArthur Line back then."

This did not occur, and forces of the United States Command (UNC) advanced all the way to the Yalu, triggering China's intervention in the Korean War and saving the defeated North Korea from complete conquest by the UNC.

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