It added that UN forces advanced as far north as the "banks of the Yalu River" while the U.S. military posed a "serious threat" to China's safety by supporting the liberation of Taiwan. It claimed China's victory in the Korean War "brought about economic development that created a relatively stable environment of peace and greatly elevated" China's international standing. … [Read more...] about U.S., S.Korea Mark 70th Anniversary of Korean War
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By Col ( Dr) Divakaran Padma Kumar Pillay There is a part of history that many in India may not be familiar with today: the unique role that the Indian military played in ending the Korean conflict against the Communist forces of China and North Korea backed by Soviet Union. At least 2.5 million people lost their lives due to this war. The Korean War was fought between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea); North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25th 1950. North Korea had the support of China and the Soviet Union while South Korea mainly had the support of the United Nations, and the United States. India was part of 21 countries which participated in the Korean War from 1950-53, under the aegis of the UN. India supported the UN Security Council Resolutions of June 25th and 27th, 1950, in naming North Korea as the aggressor. Mr Trygve Lie, the Secretary General of the United Nations—acting under provisions of the … [Read more...] about Forgotten tales of courage and valour: The Bucket Brigade
Thursday marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, which was triggered by North Korea's invasion of South Korea. The surprise attack at dawn by Kim Il-sung's forces led to the death or injury of 630,000 South Korean soldiers and 150,000 UN forces. There are no accurate figures when it comes to the number of civilian casualties. The Korean War was among the worst tragedies to afflict the Korean people, and the bloodshed left an indelible wound in the nation's psyche. … [Read more...] about Do We Remember the Lessons of the Korean War?
3. Taiwan: China claims its right over Taiwan, but disputes are mainly over Macclesfield Bank, Paracel Islands, Scarborough Shoal, parts of the South China Sea, and the Spratly Islands. The Paracel Islands, also known as the Xisha Islands in Vietnamese, is a group of islands in the South China Sea whose sovereignty is claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). … [Read more...] about China faces territorial issues with 18 nations; check details
GCTN, an organ of Chinese State media, said in a commentary on July 5, 'Despite the 1962 truce, the Indian side has never ceased its efforts in pushing the LAC forward. This is the root cause for the border disputes between the two neighbors. The Galwan Valley conflict is a direct result of New Delhi's provocations.' … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why US wants India-China conflict to simmer