Q&A for China's contributions to World Anti-Fascist War

Updated: 2015-05-10 17:08


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BEIJING - Q1: What is the time span of China's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression?

A1: China's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, also known as the Second Sino-Japanese war, broke out in 1937 and ended in 1945. China was one of the main theaters in World War II, and the country was arguably an important force in fighting Japan for most of the time during WWII.

Q2: What strategic advantages did China's resistance against Japan bring to the Allies?

A2: The Chinese people's courageous fight against Japan relieved the Soviet Union from fighting on two fronts, simultaneously against Nazi Germany and Japan.

China also sent an army to Myanmar in 1942 to fight alongside British forces, and secured vital supply lines in Southeast Asia.

Q3: How many Chinese people were killed in WWII?

A3: China was one the biggest victims in WWII and made tremendous sacrifices during the war. Contemporary historians estimate that approximately 35 million Chinese people were killed or wounded in the brutal war against Japanese aggression.

Q4: What was the casualty rate of the Japanese army in China during WWII?

A4: Chinese historians believe that more than one million Japanese soldiers were killed in China in that war, making up more than 70 percent of Japanese military casualties in the WWII.