‘SPECTATE MY ASS’:Former minister Kuan Chung-ming said Lien had seriously denigrated the KMT’s role in the Second Sino-Japanese War and elevated the CCP
Date: Sep 03, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday expressed regret over a claim by
Beijing that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) forces played a significant role in the victory in the Second Sino-Japanese War, while a former high-ranking Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) official put it more bluntly, accusing former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) of being “disgraceful and belittling himself” over his insistence on attending a military parade to commemorate the end of the war in China today.
During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Beijing on Tuesday, Lien said: “The [then-]Chinese Nationalist Party forces led by Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) fought a series of decisive and major battles on the front lines and dealt the Japanese military a heavy blow, and the Chinese Communist Party forces led by Mao Zedong (毛澤東) effectively pinned down and crushed the Japanese and the collaborationist armies on the battlefield behind enemy lines.” [FULL STORY]