Historian disputes China’s claim on leadership of war against Japan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/10

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) What the Communist Party of China (CPC) described as their 201508100014t0001efforts in “the theater behind enemy lines” did little to help China’s War of Resistance against Japan, according to a war historian based in Taipei.

If the so-called theater behind enemy lines had been the focus of the war, as the CPC claims, the Japanese army would have been too busy fighting the communist forces to deal with China’s national army on the “front lines,” said Teng Hsin-yun, who specializes in WWII history.

Teng made the comments to disprove of China’s claim that it was the communists who led China’s war efforts against Japanese invasion.

The dichotomy of two theaters is something invented by the CPC in an attempt to play up the role of the communist forces during the war from 1937 to 1945, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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