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
- 01Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
- 02State media review: Drought forecast raises risks to North Korean food security
- 03Russian ship rejoins North Korea weapons trade, only for operation to go on hold
- 04Russia obscures North Korea arms trade by moving operation out of military port
- 05How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
- 06Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
- 07North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
- 08State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war