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Backgrounder: History of war agaist Japan

09-03-2010 14:25 BJT Special Report:65th anni. of Victory in War against Japan |

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During World War Two, China was the major battlefield in the fight against the Japanese fascist aggression, as well as the major Asian battlefield in the war against fascism. The Chinese people suffered tremendously in the war and made an indelible contribution to its victory.

The Chinese resistance against Japanese aggression started in 1931.

Japanese troops occupied China's Northeast after staging the "September 18 Incident."

Full-scale war broke out on July 7, 1937.

The Imperial Japanese Army bombarded the city of Wanping near Beijing and assaulted the Lugou Bridge in Beijing.

The whole of China opened the first major Asian front against fascism.

The Communist Party of China and the Kuomintang Party cooperated for the second time in 1937 and formed a nationwide alliance.

The resistance brought into full play the power of the Chinese people. To a great extent, it depleted the strength of the Japanese Imperial military.

The Chinese front tied up a million Japanese troops, or two-thirds of the total Japanese army.

In 1945, the Allied Forces of the Soviet Union, the US and Britain won the war against Nazi Germany on the European front.

China also launched a strategic counter-attack against Japanese forces.

On August 15, 1945, Japan declared unconditional surrender. For the Chinese people, it was complete victory in the nationwide liberation.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

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