Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online
September 3 is the anniversary of victory in the Asian sphere of the Second World war.
On September 2, 1945, on the American battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo bay, a representative of the Japanese government formally signed the country's surrender to the allied powers, marking the complete failure of Japanese aggression, and signaling China's final victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the world anti-fascist war.
In celebrating this day we should remember the lessons of history and work to maintain peace, out of respect for those who made such a great contribution to the world anti-fascist war. Without China’s contribution to the Anti-Japanese War, victory in the world antifascist war would have been impossible. Former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: "If we don’t have China, if China is defeated, can you imagine how many Japanese soldiers can be transferred to other theaters of combat - they can defeat Australia and India." China's heroic resistance won “the highest honor of the United States and all freedom-loving peoples".