Events to mark WWII anniversary held in Taiwan

Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-02
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a commemorative event Tuesday, on

Documentary films shown at the event in Taipei, Sept. 1. (Photo/CNA)

Documentary films shown at the event in Taipei, Sept. 1. (Photo/CNA)

the eve of the 70th anniversary of the day Japan formally submitted the instrument of surrender to end World War II, bringing with it the end to the Republic of China’s War of Resistance against Japan, or Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).

The event to mark the anniversary was attended by President Ma Ying-jeou, foreign minister David Lin, and other senior government officials and foreign diplomats.

The eight-year war against Japan, which became a theater of WWII with the American entry into the conflict, was the largest-scale war in the history of the Chinese people, Ma said at the event. The unrelenting effort of the ROC military made it possible to achieve victory over the much more modernized Japanese military at the time, he added.     [FULL  STORY]

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