Want China Times
By: Liu Ping and Staff Reporter
Recent article in The Washington Post and The Washington Times have attempted to pull the rug out from under Chinese president Xi Jinping and his trumpeting of China’s victory over Japan during World War II over recent weeks, stating that the Republic of China (ROC) government under Chiang Kai-shek contributed greatly to Japan’s defeat in the war, our Chinese-language sister newspaper Want Daily reports.
A Sept. 4 editorial in The Washington Post commented on China’s military parade on Sept. 3, marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, stating that, “As a commemoration of World War II, Mr. Xi’s parade was mendacious. Though China contributed greatly to the allied victory, the fight was led by the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, a fact unacknowledged in the propaganda trumpeting the Communist Party’s role. As a gathering of leaders, the event was an embarrassing flop.”
The Washington Time piece was entitled “Taiwan’s remembrance of World War II victory–Aggression might be forgiven but will never be forgotten” and was penned by Taiwan’s representative to the US Shen Lyushun. It stated that today’s ROC in Taiwan is the direct and legitimate successor to the government of Chiang Kai-shek, who died in Taiwan in 1975 while acting as ROC president. [FULL STORY]