China put itself in the spotlight with its flurry of new Korean War propaganda
Beijing rewrote history to put itself on center stage, sending warnings to the US and friendly messages to North Korea
The Chinese government is undertaking a concerted campaign to rebrand its role in the Korean War.
Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech to commemorate the 70th year anniversary of entering the war, and he doled out several ominous threats.
“The Korean War shows that the Chinese people must not be provoked,” Xi said. He also claimed that China “broke the legendary U.S. Army” during the Korean War — a military that was “supposed to be invincible.”
Beijing’s policymakers have a long list of high priority inbox items to deal
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- 02Document: New UN sanctions exemptions guidelines for North Korea-related aid
- 03North Korea is on a crusade against drugs, crime and ‘capitalist culture’
- 04Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings
- 05Why the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist can’t inform North Korea policy
- 06Biden’s win is a bad omen for China — and that will strain the two Koreas
- 07Where Biden’s top foreign policy picks stand on North Korea
- 08Empty shelves and food shortages: Why things are looking grim in North Korea