issuing time: 09/10/2021 – 01:32
The film “Changjin Lake” directed by Chen Kaige and others is said to be dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Party. Since its release, it has broken the box office record. What the official may not have expected is that at the same time as the hot show, there was also an upsurge in the folks to find the truth about the Korean War. As a result, Luo Changping, a well-known media person who issued the question, was detained.
For many years since the end of the Korean War, many Chinese have not heard of the Battle of Changjin Lake, because the story of the battle is not pleasant. But why is it suddenly made into a movie to promote it? Is there a major archaeological discovery? A few years ago, the United States also filmed a documentary film “The Battle of Changjin Lake”, which truthfully recorded the cause of the battle, the memories of the parties, the deaths and injuries of both sides, etc. However, in this film made in China, netizens commented: “Such a tragic history makes inspirational. The heroic epic, this kind of propaganda, is the best in the world.” “The re-narrative of the United States, the re-sensationalism of China.”
Hao Jian commented, “Two “Changjin Lakes” are hotly discussed on the Internet. One is focused on the tragedy of individual lives, and the other is about writing the majesty of a great country.
During the Korean War, China called it “resisting US aggression and aggression against North Korea.” It would cost a price to find out the truth about what China called the “first battle to resist US aggression and aggression against Korea” and “Changjin Lake Battle.” The first well-known person who paid the price for this was Luo Changping, a media person. He disapproved of the official “Ice Sculpture Company”. The so-called Ice Sculpture Company refers to the cold weather and hastily dispatched troops after the Sino-U.S. military started fighting in Changjin Lake. The Chinese army in China had not had time to change their winter clothes. Except for two survivors, the rest of the three companies were frozen to death. This is a tragic historical fact. “The ice sculpture” has even become a “symbol of national and national dignity.”
Luo Changping is just one of the people who questioned the “justice” of China’s participation in the Korean War. He wrote on Weibo: “Half a century later, Chinese people rarely reflect on the justice of this war, just like the sand sculpture company back then. There is no doubt about Shangfeng’s “wise decision.” “Only from the cruel details of being frozen to death at more than 30 degrees below zero, the ice sculpture company is worthy of pity, not worthy of praise, and behind these young children who froze to death. Should be more responsible. Therefore, Bullet Fei commented, “The soldiers were dressed in single clothes and stood by in an environment of more than 30 degrees below zero. They did not treat them as human beings. They were frozen to death alive, without even having the opportunity to be cannon fodder.”
In the Battle of Changjin Lake, although the Chinese did not declare a war and carried out a surprise attack, but because the logistics could not keep up, the equipment was backward, the soldiers wore single clothes on the battlefield, and there was no air supremacy, the casualties were extremely heavy. Mao Zedong wrote a letter to Song Shilun, commander of the Ninth Corps. The evidence: “There were more than 40,000 casualties on the Eastern Front, of which more than 30,000 were killed by frostbite. The lesson was painful and it hurt our vitality. “Although it was Mao Zedong himself who decided to join the war, Mao Zedong expressed his pity here. Is suspicious.
Song Shilun’s 9th Corps and 12 divisions had more than 160,000 men. 20 days after the Battle of Changjin Lake, they “returned to China and rested” on January 1, 1951. They were already defeated. According to records, four years later, the legion designation was permanently revoked. Someone asked: “Today, the demise of the Ninth Corps of Song Shilun has nothing in all the media on the mainland, and the strength of the US military is not mentioned at all. The only propaganda is to let more children learn to be fearless and fearless, to charge bravely, after death. .”
The record of the Battle of Changjin Lake from the United States is very clear. When the First US Marine Division landed in Yuanshan, there were 23,533 people. When it was completely evacuated from Xingnan Port on December 24, there were 19,362 people. A total of 604 people were killed and 114 people were seriously injured. , 192 people were missing, 3485 were injured, and 7,338 were non-combat casualties.
China’s statistics are a mess, but they can also show clues. The “First Battle of the Founding of the People’s Republic” of the Chinese Communist Party History Publishing House records “19,202 battle casualties, 28,954 deaths due to frostbite, more than 1,000 deaths due to freezing, more than 3,000 deaths due to ineffective treatment after frostbite, and 48,156 reductions in total,” BBC quoted information. It is believed that the total loss is estimated to be between 40,000 and 80,000.
Marshal Liu Bocheng of the Chinese Communist Party said in a speech at the Nanjing Military Academy: In the Battle of Changjin Lake, a regiment surrounded the American First Marine Division. It could not be annihilated or defeated. It paid 10 times the price of the enemy. The U.S. military was fully organized to withdraw from the battle, and all the wounded and weapons and equipment were taken away. He did not mention: The First Marine Division not only took away the wounded and weapons, including 105,000 soldiers, 17,500 vehicles, and 350,000 tons of materials, but they even took away 98,000 civilians.
History has proven that even the official Chinese media has admitted that the Korean War was provoked by Kim Il Sung. People’s Daily Overseas Edition published an article on Chivalrous Island on May 4, 2017, “Your criticism of China is unreasonable.” If it weren’t for Kim Il Sung to unify the peninsula, how could war break out on the peninsula? China was involved in it, costing hundreds of thousands of lives, sparking a 20-year confrontation between China and the United States, and even putting the cross-strait issue on hold until now. China bears most of the cost of North Korea’s “willful” and reckless actions that year.
Beijing has not mentioned the Battle of Changjin Lake for decades. Gein did not achieve a real victory and paid a huge price. Unexpectedly, it was suddenly made into a movie to promote it.
Some netizens said that if Beijing is victorious, from the perspective of the complete division of South and North Korea, Beijing has victorious and split into a poor, autocratic North Korea where the people have no freedom. Maybe the North Koreans will know about it in the future, and they will hate Beijing for disagreement, which has caused them to suffer for so many years.
The latter part of Luo Changping’s comments also meant this: “As for this war, you don’t need to make too many comments. Look at the current North Korea and the current South Korea. All the answers are clear at a glance.”
Gao Feng’s comment: Back then, if the United Nations did not send troops, the Koreans would live the lives of Koreans; if China did not send troops, the Koreans would live the lives of Koreans.
According to the “History of the Chinese People’s Volunteers” published in 1999, the total force of China’s entry into the DPRK was nearly 1.9 million. The number of Chinese casualties has always been controversial, but no matter which statistical method, it can show the heavy price of China’s participation in the war. The New York Times reported that details of the heavy losses of the Chinese army have been kept secret for many years. According to the official death toll cited by Xi Jinping last year, 197,000 Chinese soldiers died, although historians generally believe that this number is much higher.
According to statistics from the United States, the Chinese People’s Volunteers killed more than 400,000 people on the Korean battlefield, wounded 486,000, and captured 21,839. The “American Battle Memorial Committee” engraved the total number of deaths of 54,246 on the “Korean War Veterans Memorial” in Washington, USA, including more than 10,000 people who died due to car accidents and other reasons. This group of numbers is still engraved on the memorial.