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70 years on: how Korean war memories in China fuel desire to take Taiwan

On a day in early October, 1950, when cool autumn winds had just began blowing over China’s southeastern Fujian province, then 18-year-old Wang Yushu, a soldier based in Quanzhou, was ordered to take his cotton-padded military coat and head to the chilly northeast immediately.Wang was a member of the newly established Taiwan Art Troupe, part of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) political and cultural propaganda campaign for “Taiwan reunification” in early 1950.Everybody in the troupe was a…


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