70 years after milestone war, Xi urges pooling strength for national rejuvenation
Oct 25 2020
By commemorating the anniversary "China is declaring to the U.S. that it was not afraid of the USA in the past, and is still not afraid of the United States now", said Shi Yinhong, professor of worldwide politics at Renmin University. "We, the Chinese, are firm and confident and look to the future with the expectation of the nation's rejuvenation", he guaranteed.
China's President Xi Jinping on Friday invoked the memory of the Korean War on its 70th anniversary to send a warning to any "invaders" that "force must be met with force". "After a long-time hiatus, the Quad reconvened in 2017 when the United States proposed the so-called Indo-Pacific strategy on the East Asia cooperation, which, based on an obsolete Cold War mentality, is aimed at stoking geopolitical competition and confrontation so as to contain the region's development", it said.
"After arduous battles, Chinese and North Korean troops, armed to their teeth, defeated their opponents, shattering the myth of the invincibility of the United States military, and forcing the invaders to sign the armistice agreement on July 27, 1953", Xi said. In October 1950, Chinese troops crossed the Yalu River on the border with North Korea while the Soviets provided air cover.
Calling the CPV entering the Korean front in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea a just move of an army for justice, Xi lauded the great patriotism demonstrated by them.
Chinese and DPRK people and armies went through thick and thin, forging a great friendship with blood in the war, he said.
"The Chinese people understood that you must use the language that invaders can understand - to fight war with war and to stop an invasion with force, earning peace and respect through victory".
Chinese leader Xi Jinping condemned "unilateralism, protectionism and extreme egoism" in a jab at the United States made during a rally Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the 1950-53 Korean War.
Xi, who is also commander-in-chief of China's People's Liberation Army, warned that while Beijing wanted peace it would not back down from a fight.
The war victory laid a solid foundation for New China's important status in Asia and on worldwide affairs, demonstrating the Chinese people's resolve to safeguard world peace, he said.
Friday's anniversary comes as the party is called out by US President Donald Trump, in a bitter row spanning trade, tech, human rights, and the status of Taiwan, which China says is an inviolable part of the mainland.
The war essentially fought to a bloody stalemate, is hailed in China as a victory and an example of resilience and spirit against a more advanced foe.
In a speech with a strong nationalist tone, the President of China, Xi Jinping, said on Friday that "blackmail, blockades and maximum pressure will lead nowhere" and that his country will never "give in, nor be subdued". Acting in one's own way and serving one's own interests will not work.
In an op-ed published Wednesday, US national security adviser Robert O'Brien said that Xi's "ambitions for control are not limited to the people of China", while Biden has vowed to continue pursuing closer ties with Taiwan in an op-ed for America's largest Chinese-language newspaper, World Journal.
"In right now's world, the pursuit of unilateralism, protectionism and excessive egoism leads nowhere", he stated, in response to feedback launched by the official Xinhua Information Company.
"We will never sit idly by while China's sovereignty, security and development interests are undermined, nor will we allow anyone or any force to infringe upon or split Chinese territory", he said.