Who are China's allies

China in World War II: The Forgotten Ally

With the surrender of Japan 75 years ago, the eight-year Chinese resistance struggle ended. Why the role of China is almost forgotten abroad and how the suffering from then has shaped the country to this day.

By Lea Deuber, Hulun Buir

It was August 10, 1945 when an envoy from the Japanese military brought Ishii Shiro the order to withdraw, one day after the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The lieutenant general and doctor orders his men in Harbin, northern China, to burn down laboratories, blow up buildings and kill prisoners. Ishii flees to Japan, which surrenders on September 2nd.

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