|Speech at the Historical Photograph Exhibition in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the China's Resistance War Against Japanese Aggression|
|By H.E. Mr. Sha Hailin, Ambassador of P. R. China to Ireland|
Dear Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,
60 years ago, on
The WWII is the war of the largest scale with the heaviest casualty and the most severe damage in the history of mankind. It is also the fight between justice and evil as well as the duel of brightness against darkness. The war flames spread to all the continents and the human destiny was once under the umbra of the fascism. Through hard fighting in bloody battles, peace-loving people and progressive forces around the world defeated the fascists and militarists and won the victory of the war, opening the new era of mankind history.
During the war, which determined the future and destiny of mankind, the Chinese people made tremendous sacrifices and contributions along with the people of Asian countries. From the 9·18 Incident triggered by the Japanese militarists in 1931 to their unconditional surrender in 1945, the resistance of the Chinese people against Japanese aggression lasted for 14 years and became the important components of war against fascism in the world.
In the 14 years, the Communist Party of China (CPC) initiated and realized the Second Cooperation between CPC and Kuomintang, establishing
In the 14 years, over a half of China's territory was engulfed in the war flames, with over 100 million people homeless and over 35 million people died or wounded. The Chinese people resisted and pin down 70% of the Japanese military forces with tremendous national sacrifice. Even in the most intense period of the Pacific battle,
The victory of the WWII was an important turning point in the history of mankind.
To the world, it completely destroyed the fascist forces who vainly attempted to enslave the world. It also greatly promoted the cause of peace and development of mankind.
To Japan, it made
To the China-Japan relations, the Japanese Government seriously expressed deep and profound reflections in the China-Japan Joint Statement (1972) on the crimes committed to the Chinese people in the war.
The historical facts proved that fully understanding the historic significance of the victory of the war against fascism and correctly regarding the war history is the foundation of the postwar international order, the peaceful development of
It must be pointed out that there are always right wing forces in
Dear friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today we get together to commemorate the great victory of the Chinese people in the war against Japanese aggression so as to cherish the memory of the national heroes who sacrificed themselves for
Today we get together to commemorate the great victory of the Chinese people in the war against Japanese aggression so as to review the history, safeguard the peace and look into the future. We must carry forward the national spirit, grasp the historic opportunity, focus on the development and work energetically for the prosperity of our nation.
Today we get together to commemorate the great victory of the Chinese people in the war against Japanese aggression so as to unswervingly hold high the banner of peace, development and cooperation, confirmedly move along the peaceful developing line and jointly promote the sacred cause of peace and development of mankind along with the people around the world including the Japanese people.Thank you very much.