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Taiwan to stage military display to mark WWII victory over Japan

Taiwan to stage military display to mark WWII victory over Japan

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Taiwan is planning to hold a military display to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of China's victory over Japan in the Sino-Japanese War in 1945, a part of World War II, in which Japan and the other axis powers were defeated, a defense official said Tuesday. The military display will be staged in Hsinchu County in the north of the country around mid-year, said Ministry of National Defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Luo Shou-he (???) at a news briefing. The details of the display have not yet been finalized, Luo said in response to questions on whether President Ma Ying-jeou (???) would inspect troops on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war against Japan. It has been reported that China President Xi Jinping will review his country's troops at a military parade in Beijing on September 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the eight-year war. No matter what activities Beijing holds, it will not change the historical fact that Republic of China troops contributed to the victory in the war, Luo said. In 1937, the Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang agreed to cooperate to defend China against a Japanese invasion, though that cooperation was often cursory at best. The ROC government relocated to Taiwan in 1949 after losing to the Chinese communist forces in a civil war. In January, Taiwan's military said that it would hold a series of events later this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of war. The events will include concerts and a series of exhibitions chronicling the battles, with the aim of reminding the public of ROC soldiers' contribution to the country and its role in the war that lasted from 1937 to 1945, the defense ministry said. The ministry has also produced a special 70th anniversary calendar. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-23 14:38 GMT+08:00