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WWII themed cartoons coming to Chinese television

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-16 15:47

WWII themed cartoons coming to Chinese television

Video screenshot shows one of the three cartoons. [Photo/China Central Television]

BEIJING - Three cartoons featuring Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression in World War II will be broadcast from Monday, the media watchdog has announced.

The cartoons were created by three provincial television stations under the direction of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, as part of China's commemoration the 70th anniversary of its WWII victory.

All three are based on WWII war stories such as "Tunnel Warfare" about a small town using a network of tunnels to defend itself and sabotage the invaders.

According to the producers, they were inspired by a survey in April, in which 55 percent of the 1,005 respondents, most of them eight to ten years old students, did not know any war stories while 88 of them did not know any war heroes.

A spokesman from the administration said the cartoons will help young people better learn history, enhance their moral integrity and resist historical distortions.

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