By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elaine Hou
Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday called on veterans who fought in the
Second Sino-Japanese War not to be influenced by Beijing’s united front campaign and to avoid attending an event in September to commemorate what China claims is “the victory of the Chinese people” in the eight-year war.
Ministry of National Defense spokesman Luo Shou-he (羅紹和) stressed that the victory belongs to the Republic of China and said this fact cannot be distorted.
He urged the veterans who fought in the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945) to keep the ROC in mind and not to be swayed by Beijing’s unification propaganda, when asked about China’s plan to invite old soldiers to participate in a military parade slated for Sept. 3 at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. [FULL STORY]