Events to mark 70 years since end of 2nd Sino-Japanese War

The China Post
March 29, 2015

TAIPEI–President Ma Ying-jeou said the government will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War 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, a German businessman who helped 200,000 people evade slaughter during the Nanking Massacre in 1937 and 1938, will also visit Taiwan, during which he will accept a citation conferred by the government on Rabe, Ma said.

The president said the purpose of the commemorative events will be to highlight the determination of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government to pursue peace and also ensure that history is not forgotten without propagating hate or a desire for revenge.


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