During the Korean War, one the major battles between the American and Chinese military was the Battle of Triangle Hill, “Battle on Shangganling Mountain” in the Chinese. In 1956,
made a famous film of this battle where the Chinese troops endured huge hardships before reinforcements arrive against American enemies. Almost all Chinese know the movie and its theme song “My Motherland” in the film. During the White House state dinner given in honor of visiting President Hu Jintao, Chinese pianist Lang Lang played “My Motherland.” On the internet commentators noted, “It’s deeply meaningful to play this in the United States, but I don’t know if the Americans can understand? Ha ha….,” stated by web user. Another web user stated, “We do not want to see war, but we are really not afraid of war, and to defend our motherland, we are really not afraid of any great powers (Japan Times 25 January 2011).” On Lang Lang’s blog, “I was telling them (many dignitaries) about the power of China and the unity of the Chinese,” he wrote. From now on, Americans need to be careful when involved in any affairs in the Asian region. China
Source: The Battle of Triangle Hill, chiharakai2005.at.webry.info (access date: 4 March 2011).
Source: Lang Lang, latimesblogs.latimes.com (access date: 4 March 2011)