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Thank God we live in a free country. In China, it seems, they aren’t even honest with themselves about the difference between defensive and offensive wars.

From today’s Times: China’s Textbooks Twist and Omit History.

Most Chinese students finish high school convinced that their country has fought wars only in self-defense, never aggressively or in conquest, despite the People’s Liberation Army’s invasion of Tibet in 1950 and the ill-fated war with Vietnam in 1979, to take two examples.

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December 6, 2004 at 9:06 am

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