Franz-Stefan Gady, Associate Editor, Diplomat
Oct 12, 2015
South Korea and China need to understand that the moral and military defeat of the Japanese military in World War II was so total, that it echoes to this day. Despite the historical revisionism and fear mongering of Shinzo Abe’s faction, the Japanese public appears unwilling to trust another “military clique” and engage in adulations of its military leadership and the military.
Sep 10, 2015
People in the world, including people here in New York, know about the history of World War II and the Holocaust, while few know that more European Jews had taken refuge in Shanghai than in any other city in the world, when war broke out in 1939
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Sep 08, 2015
China is developing quickly both in terms of economy and military, and that is a natural process. Most major powers travelled the same way in the past, and a strong China helps preserve peace and stability in the world.
Zhang Junshe, Researcher, PLA Naval Military Academic Research Institute
Sep 07, 2015
President Xi Jinping announced China would cut the number of its troops by 300,000 while addressing the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of WWII on Sept. 3. The large troop cut in the People's Liberation Army, the 11th of its kind since the founding of New China in 1949, shows the country's sincerity and determination to follow a peaceful development path.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Sep 04, 2015
However unsavory the Victory Parade seems, the Chinese government is right to feel slighted by Prime Minister Abe of Japan. Using Mitsubishi Materials as an example, more Japanese companies should make conciliatory gestures for Japanese wartime conduct in exchange for continue economic benefits before the onset of a potential economic slowdown.
Lawrence Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, CUHK
Sep 04, 2015
The Seventieth Anniversary of the victory of the Allies over Japan in the Second World War is now upon us. This War created tens of millions of victims, perhaps even as many as a couple of hundreds of millions, in Asia. I was one of the victims of the War, but a relatively lucky one. My parents lived in Hong Kong before the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour.
Sep 03, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping (11th L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (11th R) pose for a group photo with dignitaries of foreign countries and international organiza
Ma Jun, Research Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Sep 02, 2015
China’s parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression does not reflect a desire to show off its military might. The event’s aim is to demonstrate China’s confidence and determination to maintain the victorious achievements and the peace for the world.
Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Aug 31, 2015
China’s plan to hold a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is not about presenting militarism, but to offer a somber reminder of China’s will and capacity to sustain world peace. Beijing feels a responsibility to defend the post-WWII world order by upholding the justice of anti-Japanese aggression and anti-Fascist warfare.
George Koo, Retired International Business Consultant and Contributor to Asia Times
Aug 28, 2015
For most of his administration, Obama’s foreign policy followed the disastrous course left by his predecessor combined with his desire to offend the least number of his Congressional critics. George Koo provides four suggestions for Obama to make a positive course correction.