Remember World War II history to promote peace: Ma

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/19
By: Cheng Chi-feng and Kuo Chung-han

Kaohsiung, June 19 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou visited Kaohsiung Veterans Home and had lunch 201506190026t0001with veterans on Friday, the eve of the Dragon Boat Festival.

Many veterans living at the home witnessed the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), said Ma, ahead of a series of events being held by the government to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war from July 4 to October 25.

The commemorative events are intended to condemn Japanese aggression and to promote peace, Ma said.

Ma said the government signed a fishery pact with Japan in April of 2013, which settled to some extent a long simmering fishing controversy in the East China Sea near the Diaoyutai Islands (called the Senkaku Islands by Japan).     [FULL  STORY]

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