By: By Claudia Liu and Angela Huang, Central News Agency
Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Anyone attending Beijing’s commemoration of the end of World War II should make clear the leading role played by the Republic of China government in the fight against Japan’s aggression 70 years ago, a presidential spokesman said Thursday.
“The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has reiterated the government’s stance, stressing that individuals visiting China should insist on the principle of reciprocity and respect and emphasize the historical fact that the ROC government led the fight against Japan’s aggression during World War II,” said Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen.
Chen made the statement in response to former Vice President Lien Chan’s planned attendance of China’s commemorative activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next week, which was announced a day earlier. [FULL STORY]