NEWSLETTER Issue VII of 2014
2014/09/05

Chinese Leaders Mark the Victory Day in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression

On September 3, 2014, Chinese leaders attended a ceremony held in Beijing to mark the 69th anniversary of the Victory Day in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

On the same day, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed a symposium commemorating the 69th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Some key messages of President Xi’s speech are as follows:

--69 years ago, the Chinese people fought a bloody war and defeated the Japanese militarist invaders, winning China's first complete victory against foreign invasion since mid 19th century.

--The great victory crushed Japanese militarism’s scheme of enslaving China, defended China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, resurrected China's status as a big power in the world and created bright prospects for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

--The War waged by Japanese militarists brought calamity to the people of China and other Asian countries. These are iron-clad facts, which cannot be denied.

--China has never blamed the Japanese people for the war, but China demands that the Japanese government and some politicians show respect for the people of neighboring countries and acknowledge the millions of victims in the war.

--To our regret, some Japanese political organizations and politicians still deny the crimes, pay homage to the spirits of war criminals, beautify aggression and colonial rules. This has breached Japanese government's promise on history, deviated from the political basis of bilateral ties and seriously hurt the feeling of the Chinese people and those in other Asian countries.

--Facts are facts. Truth is truth. Any irresponsible words and actions that distort facts are in vain. The black is black. You cannot turn it into white by denying it 10,000 times.

--Japan must show a sense of responsibility for history, the region's peoples and the future, and help maintain China-Japan friendship as well as the stability and development of Asia. Japan should be prudent in handling historical issues, learn lessons from history and stick to the path of peaceful development.

--China is ready to promote long-term, steady and healthy development of China-Japanese relations on the basis of the four political documents, but Japan's correct treatment of and deep reflection on past events is the political basis of bilateral ties.

--With the utmost resolution and effort, we will join with people all over the world to safeguard the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the world war against fascism. China will allow neither denial nor distortion of this history, nor any return to militarism.

--Over the past 69 years, China has undergone enormous changes. To achieve its future goals, China will unswervingly adhere to its path of development, put development as CPC’s top task in governance, comprehensively deepen reform and stick to the path of peaceful development.

 

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