April 06, 2020

The other history controversy: China and the Korean War
Beijing continues to deny what really happened in Korea in 1950-53 – and its role in the conflict
All eyes in Asia will turn toward Tokyo this August on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War. Asians especially will be eager to hear what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chooses to say – and to avoid saying – with regard to his country’s Pacific War legacy. There is, however, a second case of conflicting historic narratives regarding modern Asian