KMT marks incident that sparked war

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE:Remembering the Marco Polo Bridge Incident is not aimed at inciting hatred or antipathy toward Japanese, former president Ma Ying-jeou said

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 08, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday held an event marking the 80th anniversary of the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman-elect Wu Den-yih yesterday speaks at an event in Taipei marking the 80th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

Marco Polo Bridge Incident.

The incident refers to a battle between KMT forces and the Imperial Japanese Army that started on July 7, 1937, which sparked the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who was at a hearing at the Taipei District Court in a trial that involves the leaking state secrets, sent a pre-recorded video that was shown at a symposium at National Chengchi University in Taipei.

Ma started the video by thanking KMT chairman-elect Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) for granting his request to hold the event.    [FULL  STORY]

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