60th Anniversary of China's Involvement in the Korean War


Maria Wey-Shen Siow

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 78


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: November 3, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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The recent series of commemorative events in both China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to mark the 60th anniversary of China's entry into the Korean War could be an elaborate pretext to strengthen bilateral relations in light of changes in regional security. The various events to commemorate October 5, 1950 are also tinged with irony given that over the decades both sides have downplayed China's wartime contribution. Maria Wey-Shen Siow discusses China's and North Korea's commemorate events around the 60th Anniversary of China's Involvement in the Korean War and their possible implications.

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