China is putting its military on ‘high alert’ as North Korea threatens the United States with a ‘Super-Mighty Pre-Emptive Strike’ that would reduce America “to ashes,” reports Fox News.

US intelligence officials are seeing new evidence that the Chinese military is arming and readying its bombers and land-attack equipment should a war break out on the Korean Peninsula.

This is seen as an attempt by the Chinese to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency," said one US defense official

Tensions in the region are reaching a boiling point as Kim Jong Un issued new threats to the US on Thursday, further escalating the volatile situation. 

"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes," said the North Korean news agency.

The recent military maneuvers by China echo similar steps taken by Russia in recent days, who are also readying their military along the North Korean border. Both China and Russia fear a massive humanitarian crisis could occur if the United States goes to war with North Korea.

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