Dear MEL School’s Topic Readers,
Xi meets with former KMT chairman, stressing joint marking war anniversary
Fought each other, together against warlords, each other again, together against Japan and each other to be separated. That is what these two Chinese parties had done in the early 20th century, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Kuomintang (KMT) or the Nationalists until they established the current states in mainland China and in Taiwan respectively in 1949.
70 years after their united front against Japan ended, they shook hands to commemorate the victory and end of the war against Japan, clearly not to remember the beginning of the Civil War which left no fewer casualties than they had endured during Japanese aggression, and devastated the entire country for four years.
Is this the beginning of a new path toward unification?
Enjoy reading and learning how CPC announced the handshake with KMT.