|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Private Advisory Panel Issuing Report on Statement at 70th Anniversary of End of Second World War|
Q: On August 6, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s private advisory panel “blueprint of the 21st century” issued a report on the statement to be made at the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. How does China comment on this?
A: This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. Asian countries including China and the international community all pay great attention to relevant statement to be made by the Japanese leader. We urge the Japanese side to squarely look at and deeply reflect upon the war launched by Japanese militarism, send a clear and correct message on the nature of the war and its responsibility for it in particular, and win the trust of its Asian neighbors and the international community with concrete actions. Only by doing this can Japan realize true reconciliation with its Asian neighbors and jointly develop future-oriented relations based on this.