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Liu Yandong Attends and Addresses Photo Exhibition on China-US Cooperation in WWII
2015/06/25

On June 24 local time, Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended the reception of the Photo Exhibition on China-US Cooperation in WWII held at the Chinese Embassy in the US.

When addressing the reception, Liu Yandong said that tonight is a moment to walk into history and also a moment to relive our friendship. In order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-fascist War and Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, we hold the Photo Exhibition on China-US Cooperation in WWII here, which is of great and far-reaching significance. China is the main battlefield in Asia during the WWII. The Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression started the earliest and lasted the longest, paying a bitter price of casualties of as many as 35 million people and making great contributions to the World Anti-fascist War. History will never forget that 70 years ago, a large number of young American pilots who were in the prime of their life and full of passion and sense of justice came to China and built up a new Great Wall of flesh and blood against the Japanese invaders together with the unyielding Chinese people. 70 years have fleeted away in a flash, but the tide of time has never diluted the profound friendship forged between the two countries in the battle of life and death.

Liu Yandong said that 70 years ago, China and the US jointly fought against fascism, jointly launched the United Nations together with the UK, the Soviet Union and other countries, and negotiated and agreed on the “UN Charter”, playing an important role for the final victory of the World Anti-fascist War. And today, 70 years later, the China-US relations are at an important stage that carries on the past and opens up the future. China and the US are the largest developing country and the largest developed country in the world respectively. A good cooperation between the two countries can serve as the ballast of world stability and the propeller of world peace. It has been proved that sound, stable and constantly developing China-US relations not only conform to the fundamental interests of both peoples but also conduce to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.

Liu Yandong said that history is the best textbook. Flicking away the clouds of history, we can find that the idea of China-US friendship is carried on from generation to generation, and the great spirit of crossing border, mutual assistance and defending peace and justice is shinning as yet. Let’s join our hands and make unremitting efforts for the glorious tomorrow of the new model of major-country relationship between China and the US, and for world peace and a bright future.

Prior to the reception, Liu Yandong warmly met with veterans of the “Flying Tigers” like Jay Vinyard and the deceased pilots’ families. A warm and friendly talk was held between them.

Over 300 people attended the reception of the Photo Exhibition, including former political heavyweights, members of the Congress and friendly people from all walks of life of the US as well as foreign envoys to the US.

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