PUBLISHED: 18:29, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:30, Sat, Oct 24, 2020
On Friday, President Xi issued a terrifying warning which is sure to set alarm bells ringing across the West. He argued China was ready to “fight war with war”. He said: “Seventy years ago, the Imperialist invaders fired on the doorstep of a new China.
“The Chinese people understood that you must use the language that invaders can understand - to fight war with war and stop an invasion with force, earning peace and security through victory.
“The Chinese people will not create trouble but nor are we afraid, and no matter the difficulties of challenges that we face, our legs will not shake and our backs will not bend.
“Without a string army, there can be no strong motherland.”
Following his comments, South Korea have lashed out at President Xi’s remarks claiming the war began after the North invaded.
South Korea's Moon Jae-in and China's Xi Jinping (Image: Getty)
Korean War started in 1950 to 1953 (Image: Getty)
The Seoul government said: “Debates on the outbreak of the Korean War and related matters have already ended internationally, and such clear historical facts cannot change.
“Our government is paying keen attention to related developments and is having necessary communication with the Chinese side on matters of our interest.
“That the Korean War broke out due to North Korea’s invasion is an undeniable historical fact.”
The Korean War began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border.
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Around 3 million people died during the Korean War (Image: