Top Think Tank Holds Symposium on Korean War

China's top think tank, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Wednesday held a symposium on the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53).

Nearly 40 scholars and experts from the CASS, the Military Academy of Sciences of the People's Liberation Army, the Party Literature Research Center of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the Party History Research Center of the CPC Central Committee and others attended the symposium.

Qi Dexue, a professor at the Military Academy of Sciences, said that the war was a just one and in line with the basic interest of the Chinese people at that time.

With patriotism and revolutionary heroism, the Chinese People's Volunteer Army fought hard on the battlefield, Qi said.

Ru Xin, former vice president of the CASS and a former veteran of the war, said that when facing the unavoidable war 50 years ago, the Chinese people fearlessly fought against the invaders.

Li Jie, a researcher at the Party Literature Research Center, said that facts have always proved the decision by the Chinese government to join the war was well-advised.

Since the war, China has established a responsible and just national image, becoming an important force for safeguarding justice and peace in the world, Li said.

Meng Qinglong, an associate professor of the CASS, said that in a sense the war made a great contribution to the peace of Asia and the world.

In addition to the symposium, the CASS will organize domestic scholars to publish papers and academic books on the war.

People's Daily Online ---