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9 May, 8 tweets, 4 min read
They choose China 他们选择中国 2005 via @YouTube || I heard about horrendous Chinese PoW stories in Korean war: both those that chose coming back to China, and those decided going to Taiwan. I think relatively speaking, the American PoWs were lucky. /1
About 10 years ago, I toured DC, and visited the war memorial place near Lincoln Memorial. || This reminded me some of the readings I had about Korea war. I think I agree with one of the war vet said in the youtube above: that is, war is basically BS. /2
PoWs traditionally were treated worse in China, compared to in the US. I mean the PoWs came back home. But I was a bit surprised some American PoWs were punished after the Korean war, during the McCarthy era.… /3
This wiki page has the list of all the American and British
"defectors".… || Clarence Adams (…) left me impression because he is black (black is discriminated both in China and in the US) /4
James Veneris also left me impression. I think he was the only one stayed until death.… James is also very much anti-war. His kids moved to the US, and the only thing he asked them is not to join military. || There is Chinese ver 2…
The sina link in previous post / thread did not come through, the correct one:… (if you click through the wiki, it should work) /6
While searching for Howard Gayle Adams, I found a paper on James Veneris visited his mom after 25 years (1951 to 1976).… || It seems Howard lived at least on 2013, btw.… /7
Btw, Mike Wallace interview questions to Samuel David Hawkins are questionable, to say the least. It sounds like Mike works for Joseph McCarthy #McCarthyism In contrast Mike's son Chris Wallace is much better. Noted Mike smoking while doing interviewing which is likely normal /8

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