The China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS)
held a symposium Wednesday in commemoration of the War to
Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, fought from 1950 to 1953.
General Chai Chengwen, CIISS's senior advisor and former
chief liaison officer of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army
during the war, said at the symposium that the war was a just
one for the Chinese people to fight against invasion, defend
the newly founded People's Republic of China and safeguard
peace of the world.
China's victory in the war greatly encouraged the peace-loving
people of the world and established a responsible and just
national image of China in the international community, Chai
He pointed out that the patriotism and heroism demonstrated
in the war has inspired all Chinese people.
Participants in the symposium all agreed that 50 years after
the war, it is of utmost importance for all Chinese to carry
forward the revolutionary heroism and brave traditions, make
greater contribution to the nation's modernization and unification
process, maintain peace of the world and boost common development.
Xiong Guangkai, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese
People's Liberation Army (PLA) and director of CIISS chaired
over the symposium.
The symposium was attended by nearly 100 participants including
former veterans of the war, generals and diplomats as well
as experts and scholars specializing in international strategic
(People's Daily 10/18/2000)