Benjamin Kang Lim: China Communists reassess World War Two victory

From Reuters AlertNet:

Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, ’s Communists have qualified their claim that the Nationalists, who ruled the country at the , had little to do with fighting the invading Japanese…

The Communists issued a circular in May, acknowledging that the “entire nation” defeated Japan, departing from past .

“The spirit of this year’s commemorations has been changed to: all the people fought the . No mention has been made of the KMT refusing to fight,” said a political commentator who writes under the pseudonym Liang Kezhi.

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