People's Daily will publish an editorial Wednesday to mark
the 50th anniversary of the detaching of the Chinese People's
Volunteers (CPV) to Korea to fight against US aggressors together
with the People's Army of the Democratic People's Republic
of Korea (DPRK).
While entering into a new century, a retrospection of the
War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), in which
peace and justice conquered hegemony and evil five decades
ago, still brings us a deep feeling of glory and pride for
our great people and great army, the editorial says.
It calls the war "a lofty monument engraved with the
great spirit of patriotism and revolutionary heroism"
in the splendid history of the Chinese nation.
The victory of the war is another major victory, following
the War of Resistance Against the Japanese Aggression (1937-45),
for the Chinese people in struggles against imperialist aggression,
the editorial stresses.
The war safeguarded the security of the motherland and supported
the Korean people, which made an indelible historic contribution
to the peace in Asia and the world, it says, noting that it
is a great victory for all the peoples in the world who advocate
justice and love peace.
The editorial shows memory of the CPV martyrs who sacrificed
themselves gloriously on the Korean battleground and gives
lofty respect to former CPV officers, soldiers and their relatives
and to those who contributed to the victory of the war.
Enormous changes have taken place in China and the world
over the past five decades, the editorial says. The retrospection
of the war means telling the people and, in particular, the
younger generation that today's economic achievements and
sweet life in the motherland as well as the glory and dignity
the motherland has held are "hard-earned," it stresses.
The triumphant war indicates that the Communist Party of
China (CPC) is a loyal representative of the fundamental interests
of the Chinese nation and the force at the core to lead the
In the history of China, there has been no other political
force like the CPC that could have striven for the interests
of the state and the nation, being brave and fearless of any
evil, suppression and sacrifice, and there has been no other
political force like the CPC that could have led, organized
and brought together millions of people to unite as one and
win victory after victory, according to the editorial.
This has been proven through the CPC-led victories and achievements
in the Liberation War (1946-49), the War to Resist US Aggression
and Aid Korea, and the ongoing reform, opening-up and modernization
drive, the editorial says.
The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea shows that
patriotism is a banner for conglomerating the whole nation
and revolutionary heroism is a talisman for China to get over
the enemy, the editorial says.
It reiterates that the Chinese people advocate justice and
love peace, and long for peace and progress, but they "will
never bow to hegemonism and power politics," and will
always safeguard their state sovereignty and national interests.