Want China Times
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense on Friday urged its retired generals and soldiers not to
attend upcoming events being held in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
In a statement, the defense ministry said it issued the appeal to protect the country’s dignity and avoid any misunderstanding of their moves.
The ministry’s remarks came amid reports that Beijing has sent invitations to Republic of China (ROC) veterans to attend a series of events marking the anniversary of the war, also known as the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945), including a large-scale military parade at Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the ROC’s victory in the eight-year war against Japan. That war was also a part of World War II, in which Japan and the other Axis Powers were defeated by the Allied Powers in 1945. [FULL STORY]