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Tango0129 Jun 2020 9:44 p.m. PST

… Korean War.

"Few would deny that U.S.-China relations are the worst they have been in years. A relationship that was already in trouble has foundered on the shoals of the trade war, the COVID-19 pandemic, and talk of decoupling.

This is not the first time that the pendulum has swung toward confrontation after an era of relatively congenial relations. Periods of hostility also followed the Sino-U.S. alliance of the 1940s and the rapprochement euphoria of the 1970s and ‘80s.

The Korean War (1950-53), which began 70 years ago today, sealed that first Washington-Beijing split and ushered in two decades of estrangement. Considering how tragic that war was – and the extent to which its legacies still haunt Northeast Asia – it is worth reflecting on how collective memory of it shapes perspectives on the present and the future. That the war is remembered very differently in China, and that these memories reflect differing visions of U.S.-China relations and the destiny of the Asia-Pacific, is a lesson that Americans ignore at their peril…"
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Legion 430 Jun 2020 10:19 a.m. PST

Yes they have not forgotten … But I can say this after 22 months in the ROK with 2 tours on the DMZ. The PRC's Communists Leadership and many in their nation is still the USA's enemy. As we see with Russia. The Cold War never really was over and still isn't …

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 1:10 p.m. PST

Currently reading " Ghost fleet".

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