October 25, 2020 is the 70th anniversary of Chinese People's Volunteers entering the battlefield to resist US aggression and aid Korea. General Secretary Xi Jinping once pointed out that “The great spirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea is a demonstration of traditional virtues and national character of the Chinese nation, and an embodiment of the national spirit with patriotism at its core. This spirit will always be the precious asset of the Chinese people”.
In 1950, shortly after the founding of New China, the Korean War broke out and the flames of war stretched to the Yalu River in Liaoning Province. At the critical moment when national security was facing a major threat, more than 2.4 million Chinese People's Volunteers resolutely entered the battlefield to fought alongside the Korean People’s Army at the risk of death for two years and nine months, and won the great victory of "the first war since the founding" and "the war of justice" with their blood and lives. They composeda magnificent heroic song, created a glorious example of the weak overcoming the strong in the history of human warfare, andforged thespirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea that remains influential.
The spirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea is a powerful spiritual force of the Chinese people of all ethnic groups uniting to defeat the enemy. This is the spirit of patriotism of being courageous and daring, the spirit of revolutionary heroism of fearing no sacrifice, the spirit of revolutionary optimism in spite of hardships,the spirit of revolutionary loyalty of generous dedication, and the spirit of internationalism that safeguards peace and justice. Seventy years have passed, and these spirits are still shining. They continue to inspire contemporary young people to firm up their ideals and convictions and work hard to make due contributions to this beautiful era with their youth and struggle.
Remembering the history and honoring the heroes is to move forward better. To carry forward the great spirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, we should pool powerful strengthof the peopleto forge ahead despite difficulties. So that we can develop and grow in overcoming difficulties, surpassourselves in coping with challenges, and show strength in solidarityso as to work together with perseverance toadvance socialist modernization and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.