As we have stated repeatedly, the Ukraine issue has a very complicated historical background and context. The current state of affairs is not what we would hope to see. It’s hoped that all sides will work in concert to give peace a chance and strive to ease the situation as soon as possible through dialogue, consultation and negotiation.
Recent history saw China invaded by the Eight-Power Allied Forces and other colonialist powers, which left behind indelible poignant memories of national humiliation. Just about 20 years ago, the Chinese embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was hit by NATO bombing, which killed three Chinese journalists and injured many more.
NATO still owes the Chinese people a debt of blood.
The May 8th Incident
The May 8th incident refers to the bombing of the embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on May 8, 1999 by NATO military jets during the Kosovo War. Three Chinese journalists were killed, and scores of others injured. The embassy complex suffered serious damage. As a result, previously scheduled reciprocal visits by the heads of state between China and the United States were stalled, and bilateral relations plunged to a new low.
The bombing of the Chinese embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a deliberate and brutal act, although NATO insisted that it was an "accident." After the attack, China lodged a protest in the strongest terms with the American-led NATO, and demanded punishment of the perpetrators and an apology. China also stated that it reserved the right to take additional measures.The attack violated international law, and was strongly condemned by the international community.
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