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China urges Japan to take correct attitude towards history

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-08 23:26

BEIJING -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to take an honest and responsible attitude towards history and secure the trust of its neighbors through solid actions.

Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to comments made by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday regarding China's arrangement to commemorate the 78th anniversary of its eight-year resistance against Japanese invasion. Suga said the commemorative events will not help regional peace and stability.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the world war against fascists.

Activities were held nationwide on Tuesday to mark the "July 7 Incident" of 1937, when Japanese troops attacked Lugou Bridge, which is also known as Marco Polo Bridge, a crucial access point to Beijing.

An exhibition titled "Great Victory, Historic Contribution" opened on Tuesday at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression near Lugou Bridge.

A total of 1,170 pictures and 2,834 artifacts are on show and President Xi Jinping and other top leaders have visited the exhibition.

China and the international community are commemorating the victory of WWII to remember history and cherish peace, Hua said, adding that China was committed to the road of peaceful development.

People who are truly committed to peaceful development will not object to such activities, Hua said.

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