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Drums of war on the Korean Peninsula – China’s latest political and current affairs news

summary of the top news in Chinese politics and current affairs for July 25, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a convenient package of China’s business, political, and cultural news delivered to your inbox for free. Subscribe here.
3 months ago
Jeremy Goldkorn

The Wall Street Journal says (paywall) that “China has been bolstering defenses along its 880-mile frontier with North Korea and realigning forces in surrounding regions to prepare for a potential crisis across their border, including the possibility of a U.S. military strike.”

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that “North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year,” according to “a confidential assessment” by U.S. officials.

By Jeremy Goldkorn
Jeremy Goldkorn is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and currently edits SupChina and its daily newsletter.
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