原文标题：Chinese city on North Korea border holds drill
BEIJING: A northeastern Chinese city near the border with North Korea staged an air raid drill amid tensions over Pyongyang's latest threats, state media reported Friday.
Authorities in Huichen, a city of 250,000 people in Jilin province, sounded alarms in residential areas on Thursday morning, the China News Service reported. Participants were shown to underground shelters and the all-clear was sounded 30 minutes later, it said.
CNS quoted the leader of the exercise, Xu Helin, as saying the city plans a series of drills to boost residents' ``disaster response abilities.''
It wasn't clear how long the drill had been planned or how many took part. Calls to the city's spokesman and civil air defense office rang unanswered.
However, Hong Kong's Phoenix TV cited unidentified government sources as saying the drill was previously scheduled and was not a response to current tensions.
North Korea has warned of a possible nuclear war and said it has weapons "on standby'' if provoked.
North Korean parachute troops also conducted drills Thursday in the city of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River from the Chinese city of Dandong, according to Japan's Kyodo News Agency. It wasn't clear what was achieved by the exercises, which were clearly visible from the Chinese side.
China is impoverished North Korea's most important economic partner and the hardline communist regime's biggest diplomatic ally. However, Beijing has sought not to get involved in the current spike in tensions and on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei responded to questions on the issue by reiterating China's call for talks.
"Under the present circumstances, we call on all parties involved to remain calm and restrained, not provoke each other, not do anything that fuels the tension,'' Hong said.
Kill more Chinese.
Pratyush Biswas (Mumbai)
The Chinese need not be afraid of attacks by nukes and missiles of Chinese design.
Tyagi Tyagi (Chandigarh)
There is nothing happening on the nuclear and conventional front. Take my word for that. Also, Pyongyang discusses critical issues with Beijing before taking any step.
patriot (earth) replies to Pradeep Nair
Nothing.Just every thing hoax.
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
CHINA ALSO READY FOR WAR IN SUPPORT OF NK
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patriot (earth) replies to COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba
Then that country will be destroyed along with other.
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba replies to patriot
WAR MEANS DESTRUCTION
Mostly ghoras will use south-korea and japan and china to fix North-korea adeventures. by the way south-korea and north-korea are manifestations of ghoras like india and pakistan. And pakistan is used like india is through various blocks.
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原文标题：China conducts live-fire military drills near North Korean border
China needs to deal with it's redheaded step-child and get them back in line.
This is what was being reported in the less biased press yesterday: "No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains," said Chinese President Xi Jinping at an economic forum in Hainan province. Avoiding mentioning North Korea by name, Xi said, "While pursuing its own interests, a country should accommodate the legitimate interests of others."
What would China POSSIBLY have to gain by defending/encouraging/sided with N.Korea? I would think China has its own (many) problems instead. I bet China sees N.Korea more as a tiny annoyance, than anything really worth defending. Does China get huge amounts of money, resources, weapons, food, and other benefits from N.Korea? No. If anything... NK is more of a burden and an expense.
When the Obama Regime cancelled this scheduled test of the Minuteman III ICBM, all they did was to display to the North Koreans that America can be intimidated into changing its defense policies. It will be perceived as appeasement, and, by doing this, the Obama Administration has further aggravated this crisis, and set the stage for future crises provoked by North Korea whenever it sees the U.S. military doing anything displeasing to it.
i wouldn't be surprised if China will protect N korea if US attack.
I agree. The Chinese were heavily involved in the Korean Conflict, and the Russians at least supplied arms to the North Koreans during that time. China is an ally of North Korea, and I wouldn't be surprised if they are involved with North Korea's rhetoric and actions at this time. China and Russia both have been building up their military.
If you base 2013 predictions on 1952 ideas... you'll have big fun.
Much has happened (good and bad) in the past 61 years.
Things could be far worse... things could be far better... than your "more than 1/2 CENTURY old ideas" might claim.
I think we should decide what to do about our military fleet, based on 1850 ideas, too!
You make a good point, Woman...But I think future historians will wonder why China; despite all her rapid advancement and rising living standards, was so comfortable with this wayward, belligerent, impoverished and arrested culture on her doorstep...China may be the only friend North Korea has in the region...But it's the part of a friend to restrain their friends when they're dancing across a nuclear minefield....Especially one they've laid for themselves.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Japan, Taiwan and South Korea announce their own nuclear weapons programs as a countermeasure to restore the balance of power in the region. They have a right to defend themselves against the North and their publicly stated threats. And China ought to be very concerned about that possibility and should be willing to do more to prevent it.
both parts of your statement demonstrate an astounding level of naivety.
can u guaranteed it wont. u never know what gonna happen
My point is a) of course China would stand by NK, that's a given, and b) the US wont attack NK - nothing would be more stupid.
North Korea is making China look bad with its business partners. North Korea may be jealous. And the DPRK are DEFINITELY trying to get a better deal. But the U.S. needs to look like we are acting responsibly to decrease tension. We ratcheted it up as far as we really could. And now we need to seem neutral... without appearing too weak. We can afford to look weak. Kim Jung Un really can't. He may loose control of his country. If we attack, China MUST defend DPRK. If they attack... maybe not so much.
Of course, no country wants to start up the Korean war except made the crazy North Korea government but it is even dumber(your terminology) to make a blanket statement that the US won't "attack" North Korea. There will be come a level of provocation that would mandate an "attack" on North Korea and it is important that North Korean understand that. For example, a full scale invasion of South Korea would be a easy example. A US response would be seen as a defense move by South Korean allies and an "attack" by North Korean allies. It all political shenanigans as to what is an act of defense vs an attack as presented to each country population. The truth is irrelevant. But it is important for North Korea and her allies to know that we will "defend" our allies.