Report of North Korean Military Buildup along the Jilin Border

10,000 More North Korean Troops Along Chinese Frontier The Daily NK quotes sources inside North Korea indicating that the Korean People’s Army will, for the next six months, be building up its forces in Ryanggang province around the large border city of Hyesan. A total of 10,000 new troops are expected.  According to the source, talk in the DPRK has it that the moves are … Continue reading Report of North Korean Military Buildup along the Jilin Border

Quebec’s Bombardier Inks Huge Contract for High-Speed Trains in China

Thanks to having sharpened my Francophone ears this morning by having read a passage aloud to my class from Henri Maspero’s La Chine Antique (1955), I just picked up on a Quebec radio report from Montreal with the following news.  It was released this morning in Berlin: Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has been selected by … Continue reading Quebec’s Bombardier Inks Huge Contract for High-Speed Trains in China