China makes mileage from Japan’s defeat – Antoaneta Bezlova
Japan’s defeat, which ended World War II 60 years ago, is still coming in handy for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to claim a unique mandate to rule the country, as well as to emphasize external political needs.
A series of lavish celebrations centered on the 60th anniversary of Japan’s surrender – on September 2, 1945, and the formal surrender of China by Japan a week later on September 9 in Nanjing – seem aimed at buttressing the legitimacy of the CCP’s power, acquired half a century ago.
See also “Full-text: Chinese president’s speech on war victory commemoration” from Xinhua.
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