The real Manchurian Candidate Just released from the national archives, an unusual account of what happened to the CO of the Glosters after the battle of Imjin. "The offers Lt Col Carne believed had been implanted in his mind included ending Chinese support for the insurgency in what was then Malaya, an automatic renewal of the lease on Hong Kong when it expired in 1997, and a grant of a "mandate" or right to rule "Formosa", modern Taiwan. In return, the Chinese seemed to want Britain, and not America, to be responsible for the reconstruction of Korea and for peacekeeping in the demilitarised zone and for British rather than US ships to rule the waves in the Far East." If this is true, you can look at Chinese involvement in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam in an entirely different light. Remember how we always considered the USSR would be the aggressors in a future WW3 until after its collapse and we discovered that they didn't actually have the capability? Perhaps the Chinese were just afraid of Uncle Sam.