70 TAHUN KEMENANGAN PERANG ANTI JEPANG

The 70th annv. of the victory of war of resistance against Japanese aggression

Commemorating 70th anniversary of Victory of Anti-Japanese War

(People’s Daily Online)    10:25, July 08, 2015

Thisyearisthe 70th anniversaryofthevictoryoftheWarofChinesePeople’sResistanceagainstJapaneseAggressionandtheWorldAnti-FascistWar.

78 years ago, the Japanese militaristic government launched the “July 7th Incident,” and began a full-scale invasion of China. On the same day, the Chinese army and citizens fought back. China fought eight years of resistance against Japanese aggression and finally achieved a great victory.

Ontheoccasionofthe 70th anniversaryofthevictory, wecommemoratetheheroicandindomitableChinesepeople, fightingbloodybattlesandmakingtremendoussacrifices, defeatingferociousJapaneseinvadersandsafeguardingChina’sindependenceandnationalpride.

Aswecommemoratethevictoryofthewar, werememberthehistory.

Japanlaunchedafull-scaleinvasionofChinainthe 1930s-1940s. UndertheleadershipoftheCommunistPartyofChina, thewholenationmadeconcertedefforts, sharedbitterhatredagainsttheenemy, andjointlyresistedforeignaggression.

Aswecommemoratethevictoryofthewar, wedrawlessonsfromit.

ItisaninevitablecontinuationofthevictorythatChinapoolsthewisdomandstrengthofthepeopleofthewholecountrytoshakeoffpovertyandconcentrateontheconstructionanddevelopmentofapowerfulnation.

Aswecommemoratethevictoryofthewar, wesumuptheexperience.

Chinaputnationalsecurityfirmlyinthehandsofitsowncitizens, ratherthanentrustingtothecareofothermajorcountries. Chinaachievedagreatvictoryintheworldanti-fascistwar, butstillneedahighdegreeofvigilancetowardshistoricalrevisionists, wholingerrampantlyinsomepartsoftheworld.

Aswecommemoratethevictoryofthewar, wealwaysmaintainpeace.

ThePacificbattleofWorldWarIIbeganinChina, andfinallyendedinChina. TheWarofChinesePeople’sResistanceagainstJapaneseAggressionisanaccomplishedpartoftheworldanti-fascistwar. IntermsofbuildingavarietyofregionalsecuritymechanismsandactivelyparticipatinginUnitedNationspeacekeepingoperations, Chinahasmorepersonnelandstaysactiveontheinternationalstage.

The article is edited and translated from the Chinese version of 《抗战胜利七十周年,我们纪念什么》. written by Shen Dingli,who is a professor and Vice Dean at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University. 

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