Chinese veterans gather in Jiaozhou, Shandong province, to mark the 40th anniversary of the China-Vietnam border war. Photo: Weibo

40 years after the Sino-Vietnam border war, Chinese veterans defy official silence to mark the date

  • Groups of retired military personnel gather in private around China despite Beijing’s reluctance to mark the politically sensitive anniversary
  • Border disputes still simmer between the two countries, tensions that Beijing is wary of inflaming
Topic |   China military

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Chinese veterans gather in Jiaozhou, Shandong province, to mark the 40th anniversary of the China-Vietnam border war. Photo: Weibo
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