By: Chou Yi-ling, Wang Cheng-chung and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) A Taiwan academic said Tuesday that former Kuomintang (KMT)
Chairman Lien Chan was not expressing Taiwan’s mainstream view when he suggested the Communist Party of China played a “leading role” behind the enemy lines during the 1937-1945 War of Resistance against Japan, which is part of World War II.
During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who also serves as the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Beijing earlier in the day, Lien said that the Nationalist government under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) engaged directly with the Japanese troops in major battles, handing the latter a major setback and the CPC troops led by Mao Zedong (毛澤東) tied down the enemies behind their lines; the Chinese people paid a heavy price when they eventually defeated the Japanese aggressors to score the final victory. [FULL STORY]