As someone who grew up during the 50s and 60s, it feels weird to side with a spokesperson for a Communist regime, but mainland China has every right to celebrate its successful resistance to Japanese aggression—-although it would be gracious of them to acknowledge the key role American aid played in their success:
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to take an honest and responsible attitude towards history and secure the trust of its neighbors through solid actions.
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to comments made by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday regarding China's arrangement to commemorate the 78th anniversary of its eight-year resistance against Japanese invasion. Suga said the commemorative events will not help regional peace and stability.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the world war against fascists.