EXPRESSING GRATITUDE:Remembering the Marco Polo Bridge Incident is not aimed at inciting hatred or antipathy toward Japanese, former president Ma Ying-jeou said
Date: Jul 08, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday held an event marking the 80th anniversary of the
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]