By: Lillian Lin
Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) The German newspaper “Die Welt” reported Thursday in a WWII retrospective that “most independent historians agree that the forces of the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang, under Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), led the fight against Japan” in China.
Saying that most of the fighters in the Second Sino-Japanese War were not seen at China’s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan, the report pointed out the reason: “Because they are Nationalists, they do not fit into the communist worldview.”
The report quoted interviews with some WWII veterans, including 97-year-old Sun Yibai, who once worked as an interpreter for the “Flying Tigers” squadron. [FULL STORY]