By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Descendants of Chinese expatriates who helped transport supplies to China through the Burma Road, an important wartime transportation route during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), are scheduled to visit Taiwan in November to attend commemorative events.
More than 20 descendants of Chinese expatriates who went to China to serve as drivers to transport supplies and as auto mechanics are expected to arrive in Taiwan in mid-November to attend events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, the Ministry of National Defense said earlier this week.
During their visit, they will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who will present commemorative medals to the descendants to express gratitude for their family members’ contributions during the war, the ministry said.
The Burma Road, linking Burma with southwest China, was opened in early 1939 to transport supplies to China during the war, also known as the War of Resistance against Japan. [FULL STORY]