Memorial Day in a U.S.-China Relations Context

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  1. Jessica Collins says:


  2. Gary Zaetz says:

    The Chinese Government’s widespread efforts to memorialize the contributions of Americans who fought as allies of China during World War II are itself monuments of hypocrisy. Fast forward almost seventy years, with the recent discovery of many US crash sites of these same men in the disputed Indian territory of Arunachal Pradesh. These crash sites are believed to have the unburied remains of at least 84 of these men, but the Chinese Government, beginning in 2008, has verbally attacked plans to recover these men’s remains for repatriation to their families as evidence of “India-US encirclement.” As a result of these baseless attacks, the Government of India, out of fear of antagonizing the Chinese, put a hold on recovery operations for these aviators’ remains for six straight years. For the Chinese Government, America’s Memorial Day is just an opportunity to talk out of both sides of its mouth. Gary Zaetz, Founder and Chairman, Families and Supporters of America’s Arunachal Missing in Action

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