Intl community echoes Xi's speech at V-Day commemoration
Updated: 2015-09-03 23:45
President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the commemoration activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING - The international community positively echoed a speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.
It was widely agreed that the event shows the Chinese people's determination to remember the history and safeguard peace together with the people worldwide.
The international public opinion also pointed out that Xi's announcements in the speech that "China will never seek hegemony or expansion" and "China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000" further demonstrate that China is an important force in maintaining world peace and development.
Ex-Mexican President Luis Echeverria said that Xi's speech fully conveys the Chinese people's love for world peace and their desire for maintaining world stability and prosperity.
Indian strategic analyst and former Navy Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar said Xi's speech on Thursday during the spectacular parade in Beijing has sent an unambiguous message that China will not forget the brutalities by Japanese militarists during their aggression against China in the first half of last century.
Bhaskar said that Xi's speech and the parade are a vehicle for China to demonstrate its military might and channel Chinese resolve to defend peace.
He pointed out that the parade also showed that China was not only a victorious party of the WWII, but also a modern military power on a global scale and a player in global geo-politics.
"A total of 17 nations participated in this hugely symbolic parade that showcased many military platforms and high-tech weaponry that are of Chinese origin," he said.
Describing the parade as spectacular and unforgettable, Bhaskar said Xi's speech is multi-layered and aimed at many audiences including those at Tian'anmen Square and beyond.