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The anti-Fascist war between the 1930s and 1940s was the first just war of a global scale in human history. It ended in the Axis' unconditional surrender in 1945, 60 years ago. Over 2 billion people in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania (exceeding four-fifths of the world population at that time) were involved in the war. People who had experienced that unheard-of calamity will never forget those days when flames of battle raged everywhere.
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Allied Against Adversity
- Agnes Smedley – A Passionate Warrior with No Compromise
- Israel Epstein – Taking Root in Chinese Soil
- Anna Louise Strong – a Sincere Friend of the Chinese People
- Norman Bethune – A Great International Humanitarian
- D K. Kotnis – Saving Lives Until the Very End
- Hans Shippe – Yimeng Sacrifice
- Rewi Alley – Founder of the Industrial Cooperative
- George Hatem – The First Foreign Citizen
- G. Kulishenko – An Amazing Hawk
- Michael Lindsay – Telecommunications Pioneer of the Eighth Route Army
Hu Jintao in Moscow
World Celebrations for the End of WWII
The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders
The Memorial Hall of China's War of Resistance Against Japan
30th Anniversary of Normalization of Sino-Japanese Ties
63th Anniversary of Nanjing Massacre
68th Anniversary of Nanjing Massacre Marked
For 92-year-old Wu Xiulan, December 13 is forever etched in pain, blood and tears. On that day in 1937, Japanese invaders occupied the city where she was living - the then-national capital - Nanjing.
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- Hero Rabe's House Turned into Museum
- Repatriation of Wartime Japanese Emigrants Marked
- Chinese Mourn Death of Nanjing Massacre Diary Author
- Historical Materials on Nanjing Massacre Published
- English Website Launched to Reveal Wartime Atrocities
- Documentary Reveals Truth of Atrocity
- Japan Urged to Properly Handle Yasukuni Shrine Issue
- Shrine-visits Hurt Sino-Japanese Ties: Ambassador
- Japan Minister's Remarks on War Shrine Criticized
Yasukuni Shrine
- The 14 Class-A War Criminals Enshrined at Yasukuni
- Shrine Visit Cause of Sour China-Japan Ties
- Japan Urged to Properly Handle Yasukuni Shrine Issue
- Sino-Japanese Leaders' Meeting Impossible in Summits
Japanese Orphans in China
- Japanese War Orphans in China
- Forgotten Plight of Foster Parents
- Ambassador Talks to Japanese Press on Sensitive Issues
- Fate of A Japanese Orphan in China
Nanjing Massacre
- Historical Materials on Nanjing Massacre Published
- Documentary Reveals Truth of Atrocity
- Massacre Museum Launches English Website
- Nanjing Massacre Survivor Recalls Haunting Memories
Forced Labor and Sex Slavery
- Wartime Sex Slaves Lose Appeal
- 'Comfort Women' Memorial Proposed
- 1st Archives on 'Comfort Women' Opens in Japan
- Japanese Atrocity Scrutinized
Prisoners of a War
- Former Japanese POWs Show Regret over War Crimes
- Recalling Japanese POWs' Life in Fushun
- China Publishes Manuscripts of Japanese War Prisoners' Confessions
- Horrors of Bio-war Haunt WWII Japanese Soldier
Chemical & Biological Weapons
- Japan Struggles to Rid China of WWII Weapons
- Japanese Cabinet Official to Visit China for WWII Chemical Weapons
- Japan to Dispose of WWII Chemical Weapons Buried in NE China
- Scholar: 270,000 Chinese Civilians Victimized by Japanese Germ Warfare
The War in Brief
On September 18, 1931, Japanese troops provocatively destroyed a section of railway in north Shenyang and attacked the Chinese garrison at Beidaying, Shenyang, on the same night. This led to the “September 18th incident,” which was followed by Japan’s total occupation of China’s northeast…
Crimes Against Humanity
Defending the Northeast
The Northeast Anti-Japanese Allied Army struggled for 14 years (1931–1945) at the rear of the Japanese invading forces, wearing down the aggressors with prolonged and determined harassment. This allowed the Soviet Union to focus its military strength on its fight against Germany.
The United Front
Facing the threat of full-scale invasion, in late 1936 the Communist Party of China awakened the country to the urgent need for national unity. In December of that year it persuaded Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek to cease hostilities against the Communists and form an Anti-Japanese National United Front.
Major Battles
Tokyo War Crimes Trials
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, or Tokyo War Crimes Trial, was held to try the leaders of Japan for crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Twenty-eight defendants were put on trial, with seven sentenced to death and executed at Sugamo Prison in December 1948.

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