By: Lawrence Chiu and S.C. Chang
Beijing, Aug. 30 (CNA) China’s top Taiwan affairs official on Sunday acknowledged the Kuomintang’s (KMT’s) contributions to China’s War of Resistance against Japan during World War II.
Zhang Zhijun （張志軍）, head of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, told visiting former KMT chairman Lien Chan （連戰）that the KMT took the lead in fighting the Japanese on the front line while the Communist Party of China (CPC) played a leading role “from behind the enemy line” during the 1937-1945 war against Japanese invasion.
“This is our view of that period of the Chinese history,” Zhang was quoted by Chang Jung-kung (張榮恭）, former deputy secretary general of KMT, who is now Lien’s aide. [FULL STORY]