BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- During World War II, China was the major battlefield in the fight against the Japanese fascist aggression as well as the major oriental battlefield in the war against fascism worldwide.
The Chinese people suffered tremendously in the war and made an indelible contribution.
As the major battlefield of the Pacific War, China inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese, costing them 1.5 million troops, up to 70 percent of the total Japanese troops killed during World War II. The country's resistance played a decisive role in the final defeat of the Japanese fascists.
The following are some comments made by several world famous people on China's fight against the Japanese agression.
Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt said: "Had China not been fighting, or had China been defeated, how many Japanese troops do you think would then be deployed to other regions to fight? They would have captured Australia and India all at once."
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: "If the Japanese attack the West Indian Ocean, all our positions in the Middle East will be lost. Only China can help us to prevent that from happening."
Former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin said: "Only when the Japanese invaders' hands and feet are tied up, can we avoid fighting on two fronts simultaneously when the German invaders attack us."
While commenting on World War II, the British military commentator J.F.C. Fuller said that Britain and the United State were lucky that Japan did not have enough troops to occupy and seize control of the key strategic points in the Indian Ocean, nor did it have enough forces to fight with all its might in the Pacific. China's fight against the Japanese aggression had a great impact on the course and outcome of World War II.