The History of Aggression

Updated 2014-07-08 13:48:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken the opportunity to criticize those in Japan who would white-wash the history of Japanese aggression during its invasion of China. The President's comments have been made at a ceremony commemorating the start of the full-scale Japanese invasion of China 77-years ago.

The History of Aggression

The Chinese President said that no one can change(改变) history(历史) or truth(真相).

"History is history, truth is truth, and no one can change history or truth. The Chinese people who sacrificed(牺牲) too much will firmly defend(捍卫) the history written with our blood(鲜血) and lives(生命). If someone wants to deny(否认), bend(歪曲) or even glorify(美化) the history of aggression(侵略历史), the Chinese people and the people of the world will never tolerate(绝不容忍) this."

Meanwhile, Xi Jinping also stressed that throughout history all military aggression(军事侵略) has been doomed to fail(注定失败) and China will firmly stick to(坚持) the path of peaceful development(和平发展道路).

At least 35 million Chinese people were killed during the eight years of war that ended in 1945, the largest Asian war in the 20th century.

重点词汇Key Words

历史 lì shǐ
history/past records

 真相 zhēn xiàng
facts/ truth

否认 fǒu rèn
eg. 他没有否认这些事实。
He didn't deny the facts.

注定 zhù dìng
be doomed/be destined/be bound to
eg. 他觉得自己注定会成为一名音乐家。
He feels that he was destined to become a musician.


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