Chinese veterans recall the forgotten history

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Chinese troops didn’t just fight against Japanese invasion on their own land. A hundred thousand of them were sent to China’s neighbor Myanmar, today’s Burma, during World War II. CCTV’s Barnaby Lo filed this report.

Chinese veterans recall the forgotten history

Chinese troops didn't just fight against Japanese invasion on their own land. A hundred thousand of them were sent to China's neighbor Myanmar, today's Burma, during World War II. CCTV's Barnaby Lo filed this report.

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  • Turns out they were headed to Myanmar – then known as Burma. It was 1942, and the Japanese had invaded the country. China had a lot at stake as Burma was crucial to its supply route.