Want China Times
President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan said that his administration will honor two people who helped
Chinese people and Jews during World War II and soldiers who fought in the Second Sino-Japanese War, one of the Asian fronts of the war, as the Republic of China will hold a series of events in July to mark the 70th anniversary of its victory in the war.
The ROC’s eight-year fight against Japan (1937-1945) saw Japan and the other Axis Powers defeated by the Allied Powers.
As part of a series of commemorative events, Ma said that his administration will honor German businessman John Rabe and ROC diplomat Ho Feng-shan in recognition of their efforts to save the lives of many people during World War II.
Rabe is known for helping to create a safety zone in Nanking in 1937 when that city–then the capital of China–fell to Japanese troops. The zone provided shelter for more than 200,000 civilians and prevented them from being killed by the Japanese army. [FULL STORY]