China stresses anti-fascist role in WWII
(Source: Xinhua) 2015-08-25
Researcher Li Zhongjie (L) and Wang Jianlang, director of the Institute of Modern History under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, speak during a press briefing on the latest research conclusions about the World War II held by China's State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2015. During the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, China suffered a total of 35 million military and non-military casualties, accounting for a third of the total casualties of all the countries in the World War II. At the exchange rate of 1937, the official property losses suffered by the Chinese were valued at over 100 billion U.S. dollars. The indirect economic losses reached 500 billion dollars, according to data provided by the institute of modern history under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. (Xinhua/Pan Xu)
BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Scholars on Tuesday used historical facts and figures to show China's great loss of life and property in the Anti-Japanese War and stress the country's anti-fascist role in WWII.
"Chinese forces killed, wounded and captured over 1.5 million Japanese troops in the Anti-Japanese War," Wang Jianlang, director of the Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told a press conference.
Over the course of 14 years of war, China suffered a total of over 35 million military and non-military casualties, with military casualties reaching more than 3.8 million, which accounted for a third of the total casualties of all the countries in the WWII, Wang said.
The official property loss suffered by the Chinese people was valued at more than 100 billion dollars, using the exchange rate of 1937, he said, adding the indirect economic losses reached "as high as 500 billion dollars."