Taiwan to mark 70th anniversary of V-J Day with series of events

Want China Times
Date:  2015-03-29
By: CNA

President Ma Ying-jeou said the government will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the

A press conference announcing the events for later this year at the Executive Yuan in Taipei, March 9. (Photo/Huang Shih-chi)

A press conference announcing the events for later this year at the Executive Yuan in Taipei, March 9. (Photo/Huang Shih-chi)

Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II with a series of commemorative events this year.

Rana Mitter, an Oxford University professor and author of Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945, will be invited to Taiwan to take part in the commemorative events, Ma said while attending an arts event held by the General Association of Chinese Culture.

A grandson of John Rabe, the German businessman who helped 200,000 people evade slaughter during the Nanjing Massacre in 1937-1938, will also visit Taiwan, during which he will accept a citation conferred by the government on Rabe, Ma said.     [FULL  STORY]

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