Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua
Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

China needs open debate on the Korean war to lay ghosts to rest

  • The war has been immensely consequential for China’s relations with the US, and the facts of China’s decision to go to war 70 years ago should not be lost in the fog of history. If mistakes were made, they should be acknowledged

Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua
Cemetery staff members wipe down a memorial wall engraved with the names of the Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean war, at a cemetery in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on September 27. Photo: Xinhua
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