Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for summing up experience gained during the War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945) to educate CPC members and the whole Chinese people.
Hu made this call at the 24th "group study" of the CPC Political Bureau Friday. Jiang Ying and Luo Yuan, two researchers from the Chinese Academy of Military Science, made lectures on the topic.
CPC Politburo members attended the lecture and had discussions on the topic.
The general secretary presided over the lecture and made a speech on the issue. He called China's anti-Japanese war an important part of the World Anti-fascism War and a national liberation war for the Chinese people, as well.
The whole Chinese people, of different ethnic groups, closely united around the anti-Japanese and national united front initiated by the CPC, finally made an indelible historic contribution to the victory of the World Anti-fascism War by carrying out a very difficult struggle and paying an enormous national sacrifice, the Party leader said.
In his speech, Hu called for "keeping in mind the history, never forgetting the past, cherishing peace, and opening up the future."
The great unity among the Chinese people of different ethnic groups is the source of power for China to defeat all hardships and reach the goal; the great national spirit with patriotism as the core is the spiritual driving for the Chinese people to unite and develop; to increase the comprehensive national power is the fundamental assurance for the Chinese Nation to stand up independently among all the peoples in the world; to take the road of peace and development is a correct road for the country to achieve its goal; and to closely rely on the people is the fundamental assurance for the Party to never be defeated, according to the general secretary.
(Xinhua News Agency August 27, 2005)