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China marks victory day against Japan’s aggression

Updated: Sep 3,2014 1:19 PM     chinadaily.com.cn

The memorial activity is held in the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression on Sept 3 in Beijing.[Photo/Xinhua]

China celebrates the first official memorial day of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945) on Wednesday.

This year’s Sept 3rd marks the 69th anniversary of the victory of anti-fascist war and also China’s victory in its war against Japan’s invasion.

The standing committee of the National People’s Congress set Sept 3rd the Victory Day starting from this year to highlight the importance of China’s role in the fight against Japan and the allied victory in the Second World War.

History expert Qi Biao believes the official establishment of the Victory Day will help cement national spirit, remember history, appeal to peace and sound a warning to the future.

“In Japan’s view, China always returns evil for good, but the truth is that it is Japan that does the opposite.” Qi added.

To commemorate that victory, a series of memorial activities will be held across the country.

Top Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, Zhang Gaolin and others visited the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in the morning on Sept 3, to show their respects to the martyrs.

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