The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China tweeted today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chosin Reservoir Battle in the Korean War and to restore historical truth. The Chosin Reservoir Battle was a decisive battle in the second battle of the Korean War, lasting 17 days from November 27 to December 13, 1950, during which both sides committed 97,000 troops and suffered 63,700 casualties.
Tweets say, on the 70th anniversary of the Chosin Reservoir battle, we honor the 25,000+ UN troops, including from the U.S. and Republic of Korea, who fought at Chosin Reservoir. Their heroism allowed UN forces to break through enemy lines, saving 98,000 refugees evacuated at Hungnam Port.
This anniversary allows us to recognize some facts: the war began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea, with the support of the People’s Republic of China, invaded South Korea. Chinese textbooks only refer to the “outbreak of civil war”.
Mao Zedong encouraged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to invade the Republic of Korea on June 25, 1950, but he underestimated the determination of the United States to fight alongside our allies to protect sovereignty and freedom.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has long glorified the Korean War, brainwashed the Chinese people through school education and media propaganda, advocated the military strength of the CCP, and aroused anti-American national sentiment. 70 years have passed, and the time has come for us to return history to the truth. “Learn from history, one can know the rise and fall”, only by understanding and respecting history can mankind avoid repeating the tragedy of 70 years ago.