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


A 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.

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.