VJ Day - 75 Years On: A look at China's role in World War II

Wang Xinjuan
2020-08-16 17:23:07


In World War Two, China was the main battlefield against Japanese fascist aggression and the main battlefield in the East for the world anti-fascist war.

Many international experts point out that China's contribution was reflected in self-sacrifice. They say the Chinese battlefield significantly changed the balance of power in the Asian battlefield and accelerated the end of the war.

Yuri Tavrovsky, an expert on the history of World War II and a professor at the People's Friendship University of Russia, says China's contribution to World War II was multi-regional, citing its strategic support to the Soviet Union as an example. After June 1941, more than half of Japan's troops were plunged into the Chinese battlefield, and Japan was forced to abandon attempts to attack the Soviet Union with Germany.

In addition, then US President Franklin Roosevelt pointed out in his address to Congress: "We will never forget how the Chinese people withstood the barbaric Japanese offensive and contained a large number of enemy forces in the vast areas of the Asian continent for more than seven years."

Rana Mitter, a professor at Oxford University, believes that "China's War of Resistance against Japanese aggression made a significant contribution to the victory of World War II. This is not only vital to China's destiny, but also played a key role in shaping the world today. The world should remember China's contribution to the world."

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