Over 200 foreign diplomats, business and members of the press working in China visited an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Anti-Fascist War and China's resistance war against Japanese aggression.
The exhibition hall is beside Lugou Bridge, also known as the Marco Polo Bridge, about 20 km south of downtown Beijing.
On July 7, 1937, Japanese forces launched an assault on Lugou Bridge. This has come to be known as the Lugou Bridge Incident, which represents Japan's all-out intrusion into north and central China.
Over 600 pictures and 800 relics are on display, chronicling China's resistance to the Japanese invasion, and its contribution to the anti-fascist war.
Mohamed Hassan Said, Somali's ambassador to China, said: "It is important to remember how cruel the human being can be, and that it still happens today. We should learn how to live together and develop together."
U Thein Lwin, Myanmar's ambassador to China, said that Myanmar was also bullied by fascists between 1943 and 1945, so it can understand how the Chinese people feel.
(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2005)