The war against Japanese aggression was an integral part of World War II and China had to make great sacrifices to win the war.
An expert from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says China's war against Japanese aggression was an integral part of World War II.
Wang Jianlang says during the Second World War, China was the main battlefield to fight Fascism in East Asia.
China hampered most of the Japanese army in the country, which was strategically significant for the victory of WWII.
The Chinese people contributed greatly to victory of the war by sacrificing their lives during the 8-year combat with the Japanese invaders, who had advanced weapons.
Statistics show that during the war against Japanese aggression, the Chinese army eliminated 1.5 million Japanese soldiers, which were about 70 percent of Japanese casualties in WWII.
Meanwhile China's military and civilian casualties reached 35 million, which were about ten percent of the Chinese population then.
(CRI May 10, 2005)