Speech at the meeting to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ mission to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea. Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

October 23, 2020.



Comrades and friends:

Today, we are here solemnly to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ going abroad to fight against the US and aid Korea.

Seventy years ago, the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army, composed of outstanding Chinese sons and daughters, shouldered the great trust of the people and the expectations of the nation. It held high the banner of justice for defending peace and resisting aggression. The spirit of revolutionary heroism, together with the Korean people and the army, after two years and nine months of arduous and bloody battles, won the great victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.

The Great War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea resisted imperialist aggression and expansion, safeguarded the security of New China, safeguarded the peaceful life of the Chinese people, stabilized the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and maintained peace in Asia and the world.

The great victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea will forever be engraved in the history of the Chinese nation! Forever engraved in the annals of human peace, development and progress!

——In the past 70 years, we have never forgotten the immortal feats established by the older generation of revolutionaries to safeguard international justice, defend world peace, and defend the new republic, and have never forgotten the profound decisions made by the Party Central Committee and Comrade Mao Zedong to make the important decision of the Chinese People’s Volunteers to fight abroad. significance. At this moment, we want to express our deepest miss to the older generation of revolutionaries!

——In the past 70 years, we have never forgotten the Chinese People’s Volunteers who compose an hymn to the heroes and heroes, and all those who have contributed to the victory of this war. On behalf of the Party Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, I would like to extend to all the surviving Chinese People’s Volunteers, veterans, veterans, and disabled honorary soldiers, to the people of all ethnic groups across the country who supported the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, especially those who participated in the war, and to the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers. , Military members, sincere regards!

——For 70 years, we have never forgotten the martyrs who died heroically in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. More than 197,000 heroic sons and daughters gave their precious lives for the motherland, for the people, and for peace. The achievements of the martyrs shine through the ages, and the fame of the martyrs will last forever!

During the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, the North Korean party, government, and people cared about, cherished, and supported the Chinese People’s Volunteers. The people and armies of China and North Korea were living and dead, and formed a great fighting friendship with blood. All peace-loving countries and people, friendly organizations and friendly people in the world have given strong support and support to the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ entry into North Korea. On behalf of the Chinese party, government and army, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to them!

Comrades, friends!

The Chinese nation is a peace-loving nation, and the Chinese people are peace-loving people. After modern times, the Chinese people have suffered from aggression by foreign powers and ravaged by war, and they have a deep understanding of the cruelty of war and the preciousness of peace. At the beginning of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, all kinds of wastes were waiting for prosperity, and all kinds of industries were waiting to be promoted. The Chinese people were eager for peace and tranquility. However, this wish of the Chinese people has been brutally challenged, and the imperialist aggressors have imposed war on the Chinese people.

On June 25, 1950, the Korean Civil War broke out. Based on its global strategy and Cold War mentality, the US government made the decision to intervene in the Korean Civil War and dispatched the Seventh Fleet to invade the Taiwan Strait. In early October 1950, the U.S. Army flagrantly crossed the 38th Parallel in ignorance of the Chinese government’s repeated warnings and set fire to the border between China and North Korea. Invading North Korea, US military aircraft bombed China’s northeastern border area many times, causing serious losses to people’s lives and property, and our country’s security is facing serious threats.

At this critical juncture, at the request of the North Korean party and government, the Chinese party and government made the historic decision to resist US aggression and aid Korea and defend the country with extraordinary courage and courage. On October 19, 1950, the Chinese People’s Volunteers entered the Korean battlefield under the leadership of Commander Peng Dehuai and political commissar. This is a righteous act based on justice.

The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea was a modern war waged under conditions of extreme disparity between the forces of the two belligerents. At that time, there was a huge gap in the national strength of China and the United States. Under such extremely asymmetric and extremely difficult conditions, the Chinese People’s Volunteers worked closely with the North Korean soldiers and civilians. The first battle at Liangshuidong, the fierce battle at Yunshan City, the battle against the Cheongcheon River, the fierce battle against Changjin Lake, etc., carried out 5 consecutive battles, and then built another battle. The deep defensive positions like copper walls and iron walls have carried out many offensive campaigns, smashing “strangulation battles”, resisting “germ warfare”, and bloody battles on Ganling, creating a mighty and majestic war. The people of all ethnic groups in the country sincerely praise the volunteer soldiers as the “loveliest people”! After arduous battles, the Chinese and North Korean troops defeated their opponents armed to the teeth, broke the myth of the invincibility of the US military, and forced the invincible invaders to sign the armistice agreement on July 27, 1953.

During the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, the Party Central Committee took control of the overall situation, implemented powerful war mobilization and correct war guidance, adopted the policy of fighting, while maintaining stability, and building, and launched a magnificent movement to resist US aggression and aid Korea. The people of all ethnic groups throughout the country supported this. This is a great struggle concerning the future and destiny of the country and the nation, and finally used a great victory to declare to the world that “the era when Western aggressors can occupy a country by setting up a few cannons on a coast in the east for hundreds of years is gone forever. Up”!

Comrades, friends!

The great victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea is a manifesto for the Chinese people to stand in the east of the world after they stand up. It is an important milestone for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It is of great and far-reaching significance to China and the world.

After this war, the Chinese people smashed the invader Chen Bingguomen and then strangled New China in the cradle. It can be said that “one punch, lest a hundred punches come”, and the imperialists no longer dare to use force to invade New China. China’s attempts, the new China has truly gained a foothold. This battle resulted in a safe and peaceful homeland, fully demonstrating the steel will of the Chinese people not to fear violence!

After this war, the Chinese people have completely wiped out the centuries-old humiliation of being slaughtered and admired by others in modern times, and completely discarded the “Sick Man of East Asia” hat, and the Chinese people are truly proud. This battle has played out the spirit of the Chinese people and fully demonstrated the tenacious character of the Chinese people!

After this battle, the Chinese people defeated the invaders, shook the world, established the important position of New China in Asian and international affairs, and demonstrated the status of New China as a major power. This battle made the whole world look at China with admiration and fully demonstrated the firm determination of the Chinese people to safeguard world peace!

After this war, the People’s Army learned about warfare in the war. It became more and more courageous and stronger, gained important military experience, realized the transformation from a single service to a combined army of various services and arms, and greatly promoted the modernization of national defense and the army . In this battle, the fighting power of the People’s Army shocked the world, fully demonstrating the bloody iron bones that dare to fight and win!

After this war, the strategic pattern of Asia and the world after the end of World War II was deeply shaped, and the just cause of oppressed nations and peoples in the world to strive for national independence and people’s liberation was greatly encouraged, which strongly promoted world peace and mankind. Progress career. It uses ironclad facts to tell the world that if any country or army, no matter how powerful, stands on the opposite side of the world’s development trend, bullying the weak, rebelling against the weak, and aggressively expanding, it will inevitably be broken. This battle once again proved that justice must defeat power and peaceful development is an unstoppable historical trend!

Comrades, friends!

In the magnificent war to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea, the heroic Chinese People’s Volunteers have always carried forward the spirit of patriotism that the interests of the motherland and the people are above everything else, and the patriotism of fighting for the dignity of the motherland and the nation. The spirit of revolutionary optimism that struggled and always maintained high morale, the spirit of revolutionary loyalty to fulfill the mission entrusted by the motherland and the people, to generously dedicate everything to oneself, and the spirit of internationalism to fight for the peace and justice of mankind, forged the great spirit of resisting the United States and aiding Korea.

The great spirit of resisting U.S. aggression and aid to Korea spans time and space, and will last forever. It must be passed on forever and carried forward from generation to generation.

-Regardless of how the times develop, we must strengthen our national spirit of defying violence and resisting power. Seventy years ago, the imperialist aggressors burned the flames of war to the doorstep of New China. The Chinese people know very well that when dealing with aggressors, they have to talk to them in a language they understand. This is to stop wars with war, stop wars with force, win peace and win respect with victory. The Chinese people do not cause troubles and are not afraid of them. In the face of any difficulties and risks, their calves will not tremble, and their waists will not bend. The Chinese nation cannot be frightened or crushed!

——No matter how the times develop, we must gather the national strength of one heart and one heart. In the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, the Chinese people, inspired by the banner of patriotism, joined forces with the same hatred and hatred, and let the world witness the majestic strength contained in the Chinese people, and let the world know that “Now that the Chinese people are organized, it is not irritable. Yes. If it gets turned over, it will be difficult to handle”!

——No matter how the times develop, we must forge the national bloodliness of giving up one’s life and forgetting death, and living toward death. On the Korean battlefield, Volunteer soldiers faced powerful and fierce combat opponents and were in a harsh and cruel battlefield environment. They threw their heads and shed blood, and used “less steel and more gas” to overcome “more steel and more gas,” and wrote a shocking story. , Majestic epic of crying ghosts. Volunteer soldiers charged bravely, braved the rain of bullets, held their positions against indiscriminate bombing, blocked the gunholes with their chests, used their bodies as ladders, picked up explosive packs, and blasted into the enemy group, enduring hunger and freezing, never flinching, and the fire Burning the body calmly, dared to “fight bayonet in the air.” Among them, more than 300,000 heroes, including Yang Gensi, Huang Jiguang, and Qiu Shaoyun, and nearly 6,000 collectives of heroes emerged. The heroes said: Behind us is the motherland. For the peace of the people of the motherland, we cannot take a step back! This bloody nature makes the enemy fearful and moves the world!

——Regardless of the development of the times, we must inspire the national wisdom of keeping integrity and innovation and forging ahead courageously. Those who are brave to innovate enter, those who are good at creator win. Volunteer soldiers faced unfamiliar battlefields and unfamiliar enemies, insisting on “you hit you, I hit me, you hit an atomic bomb, I hit a grenade”, and gave full play to their flexible and mobile strategies and tactics. In the face of risks and challenges from all quarters and all kinds of resistance and pressure, the Chinese people can always open the way in the mountains, build bridges in the water, always show great wisdom and bravery, forge ahead, “break a bloody road”!

Comrades, friends!

In the 60 years since the victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, China has undergone unprecedented historical changes, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and the Chinese nation has ushered in a great leap from standing up, getting rich, and getting stronger.

Today, we are standing at the historical intersection of achieving the “two centenary” goals. Victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects is in sight, and the prospects for comprehensively building a modern socialist country are bright. The road ahead will not be smooth. We must bear in mind the arduous course and great victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, dare to fight, be good at fighting, advance through difficulties, and move forward with perseverance, and continue to advance the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

-Bearing in mind the great victory and advancing the great cause, we must uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China and forge the party stronger and stronger. The great victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea once again proves that no political force can shed blood and sacrifice for the sake of national rejuvenation and the happiness of the people like the Chinese Communist Party. As long as we do not forget our original aspirations, keep our mission in mind, comprehensively promote the new great project of party building with the spirit of self-revolution, and continuously strengthen the party’s political leadership, ideological leadership, mass organization, and social appeal, we will surely be able to make the party The most reliable and strongest backbone of the Chinese people!

-Bearing in mind the great victory and advancing the great cause, we must insist on putting the people at the center, doing everything for the people, and relying on the people for everything. History is created by the people. The power of the Communist Party of China and the power of the people’s army is rooted in the people. We must adhere to the fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly, serving the people, fulfilling our responsibilities, and taking responsibility for the people, taking the people’s yearning for a better life as the unswerving goal of struggle, and always maintaining the flesh and blood ties between the party and the people. As long as we always adhere to the people’s position and the people’s supremacy, we will surely be able to inspire an invincible and powerful force, and we will be able to continue to write brilliant chapters of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

-Bearing in mind the great victory and advancing the great cause, we must persist in advancing economic and social development and continuously strengthen my country’s comprehensive national strength. We must be beaten when we lag behind, and we can strengthen ourselves only by development. Over the past 70 years since the founding of New China, my country has spent decades traversing the development process that developed countries have traversed for hundreds of years, creating a development miracle that has attracted worldwide attention. At present, our country will enter a new stage of development and face new opportunities and challenges. As long as we coordinate the promotion of the “five in one” overall layout, coordinate the promotion of the “four comprehensive” strategic layout, unswervingly implement the new development concept, and build a new development pattern , We will be able to achieve higher quality, more efficient, fairer, more sustainable and safer development, and continue to create greater miracles that will amaze the world!

-Bearing in mind the great victory and advancing the great cause, we must accelerate the modernization of national defense and the army, and comprehensively build the people’s army into a world-class army. Without a strong army, there can be no strong motherland. To uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, we must coordinate development and security, enrich the country, and strengthen the military. It is necessary to implement the Party’s thinking on strengthening the army in the new era, implement the military strategic policy of the new era, unswervingly uphold the party’s absolute leadership over the people’s army, insist on political building of the army, reform to strengthen the army, science and technology to strengthen the army, talents to strengthen the army, and to govern the army according to law. We will comprehensively improve our strategic ability to defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and better fulfill the mission of the people’s army in the new era. As long as we advance with the times and strengthen national defense and army building, and stride forward toward the party’s goal of strengthening the army in the new era, we will surely be able to provide stronger strategic support for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

-Bearing in mind the great victory and advancing the great cause, we must maintain world peace and justice and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. The Chinese nation has always upheld the concept of “kindness and kindness to neighbors”. As a responsible major country, China adheres to the common values ​​of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom of all mankind, adheres to the global governance concept of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, and unswervingly pursues peaceful development, open development, cooperative development, and common development the way. As long as we adhere to the path of peaceful development and work with the people of all countries to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, we will surely be able to usher in a beautiful future of peace and development for mankind!

Comrades, friends!

The world is the world of the people of all countries. The difficulties and challenges the world faces require people from all countries to work together and work together to cope with them. Peaceful development and win-win cooperation are the right way in the world. In today’s world, any unilateralism, protectionism, and extreme self-interest are totally unworkable! Any method of blackmail, blockade, and extreme pressure is totally unworkable! Any behaviors that do their own way and dominate, any behaviors that engage in hegemony, hegemony, and bullying are simply unworkable! Not only doesn’t work at all, it must be a dead end in the end!

China has always pursued a defensive national defense policy, and the Chinese military has always been a staunch force for maintaining world peace. China will never seek hegemony or expansion, and firmly oppose hegemonism and power politics. We will never sit back and watch the damage to national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and will never allow anyone or any force to invade and divide the sacred territory of the motherland. Once such a serious situation occurs, the Chinese people will definitely hit it head-on!

Comrades, friends!

 Looking back at the great War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea 70 years ago, we were engaged in a great struggle with many new historical characteristics, and looking forward to the bright prospects of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we are extremely firm and extremely confident. Let us unite more closely around the Party Central Committee, carry forward the great spirit of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, and continue to march forward courageously towards the new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

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