The Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression
The Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression is the day designated for celebrating China's victory over Japan. In a circular of August 13, 1951, the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government of China declared September 3 as China's Victory Day. This designation was reaffirmed by the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress of China in a legislative decision adopted at its seventh session on February 27, 2014. Top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli, attended a commemoration ceremony at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression on September 3, 2014. A grand celebration, including a military parade, was held on September 3, 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression and the world anti-fascist war. Heads of state or government and representatives from 49 countries attended the military pageantry and other commemorative activities. By designating through a legislative act a day for commemorating its victory, China has shown to the world that the Chinese people are determined to stand firm against any war of aggression and in defense of human dignity and world peace. The annual commemorative activities are also a reminder that the world should always be on guard against the resurgence of Japanese militarism and a possible replay of historical tragedies, so as to better safeguard world peace.