Published On: Sat, Oct 24th, 2020

North Korea invasion triggering Korean War is ‘undeniable historical fact’ | World | News


On Friday, President Xi issued a terrifying warning which is sure to set alarm bells ringing across the West. He argued China was ready to “fight war with war”. He said: “Seventy years ago, the Imperialist invaders fired on the doorstep of a new China.

“The Chinese people understood that you must use the language that invaders can understand – to fight war with war and stop an invasion with force, earning peace and security through victory.

“The Chinese people will not create trouble but nor are we afraid, and no matter the difficulties of challenges that we face, our legs will not shake and our backs will not bend.

“Without a string army, there can be no strong motherland.”

Following his comments, South Korea have lashed out at President Xi’s remarks claiming the war began after the North invaded.

The Seoul government said: “Debates on the outbreak of the Korean War and related matters have already ended internationally, and such clear historical facts cannot change.

“Our government is paying keen attention to related developments and is having necessary communication with the Chinese side on matters of our interest.

“That the Korean War broke out due to North Korea’s invasion is an undeniable historical fact.”

The Korean War began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border.

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He continued: “After arduous battles, Chinese and (North) Korean troops, armed to their teeth, defeated their opponents, shattering the myth of the invincibility of the US military, and forcing the invaders to sign the armistice agreement on July 27, 1953.”

Approximately three million people died during the war, with the majority being civilians.

It has been dubbed one of the deadliest conflicts of the Cold War-era.

President Xi’s comments come amid growing tensions between the US and China which have reached boiling point over recent months following the outbreak of COVID-19.

US President Donald Trump has continually blamed Beijing for deliberately spreading the deadly disease around the world – an accusation China denies.

To add to the growing tensions, both nations have increased their military presence in the South China Sea.

Over recent months, China has built several military bases on some of the atolls in the region and asserted their dominance.

The South China is a highly contested area with China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines all laying claim to parts of the archipelago.

Diplomatic relations between the nations, which have laid claim to the islands, are already extremely strained.



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