Gathering to Commemorate the Korean War

A grand gathering was held in Beijing Wednesday morning in the Great Hall of People to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the detaching of the Chinese People's Volunteers to Korea to fight against US aggressors together with the People's Army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Jiang Zemin said at the meeting that "the victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea is a great victory of the world's peace-loving people, a heroic feat to defend justice and fight against hegemonies, a splendid epic of patriotism and revolutionary heroism, and a grand monument erected by the Chinese people in maintaining world peace and human progress."

Jiang is also chairman of the Central Military Commission.

"We are here to commemorate the victory of this war, observing and reviewing it in the light of history and reality, just in an effort to better promote the lofty cause of world peace and development," Jiang said.

Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Hu Jintao and Li Lanqing and people from all walks of life in the capital of Beijing attended the meeting Wednesday, which was presided over by Hu Jintao.

(Xinhua 10/25/2000)