China will issue a commemorative folder prior to the 50th
anniversary of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea
The background of the folder shows the broken bridge across
the Yalu River, the boundary river between China and the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The 944-meter-long bridge, built in 1905 in the port city
of Dandong in northeast China, was a major target of US bombing
raids, and only a 396-meter section survived the war.
Printed on the back cover is the chronology of the war.
The folder contains two commemorative envelopes. One is printed
with the design of a commemorative tower erected in Dandong
with inscription written by President Jiang Zemin. The other
has a few words written by Hong Xuezhi, former deputy commander
of the Chinese volunteer army.
Also in the folder are two postcards, carrying pictures of
Chinese People's Volunteer Army entering DPRK for the war
and of late Chairman Mao Zedong calling on the whole country
to safeguard the homeland and fight against US aggressors
in Korea, together with the volunteer army song and an operation
map of the volunteer army.
Stamps on the postcards are of the design of the Great Wall,
comparing the Chinese military to a steel Great Wall.
A total of 2,000 folders will be issued on October 25 at
a price of 65 yuan per set. Folder number 1950, 1953 and 2000
will be permanently preserved by the Dandong-based Chinese
Memorial Hall of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea,
the martyrs cemetery in Shenyang, capital city of Liaoning,
and Liaoning Provincial Museum of Modern and Contemporary