PLA Major General Xu Yan: Chinese Korean War at the expense 180,000 volunteers
2010 年 6 26 afternoon, Major General in the National Defense University, Professor Xu Yan,” Korean War six decades cum Peninsula Workshop “on the floor. Photo: People’s Daily reporter Yang Tiehu
latest statistics show that China in the Korean War at the expense of 18 million Chinese.
National Defense University, Professor Xu Yan, Major General in the latest issue of a “cultural and historical reference,” bi-weekly wrote that the Korean War, the Chinese People’s Volunteers, more than 110,000 killed in battle, with injuries and combatants in other causes of death, the Chinese side in the war at the expense of 18 million Chinese.
during the Korean War until the domestic reform and opening up, China has not announced the government had its own number of casualties in the Korean War, so externally with some exaggerated false numbers. After the reforms, China’s historical data to enhance the openness in the 1980s, has published a total of 36 million casualties volunteers, this figure is calculated purely volunteer headquarters downsizing the number (ie, those who can not return to the front of the total).
Xu Yan said, according to the health service sector and accurate statistics and hospitals receiving wounded died statistics, Volunteers in the Korean War is the total number of losses: the fighting and accidents killed 114,084 people; injured 383,218 people (due to contains more than twice wounded and duplicate statistics); sick evacuation hospitalized 455,199 people (including hospitalized several times because there are also double-counting); battlefield missing 25,621 people. In addition, during the war, according to health department statistics behind the People’s Liberation Army, was wounded in the hospital with 21 679 people who died, there are 13,214 people died.
total by the above figures, a total of 148,977 people to sacrifice. However, this figure does not include the death of missing persons who are not included frontline workers.
Xu Yan also said that in the 1990s, the Korean War Memorial collection of provincial civil affairs department of the national statistics, derived from a total of 171,669 people martyrs. Since then, the local civil affairs departments of the newspaper after another by a number of Korean martyrs, since the statistics memorial has grown to 183,108 people.
Xu Yan, taking into account some of the complex phenomenon of the Korean War at the expense of expression, it seems more objective about this – the volunteers more than 110,000 killed in battle, with combatants in injuries and other causes death, the Chinese side at the expense of 18 million Chinese war. (Reporters Yangtie Hu)
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