UN commemorates WWII victims

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Added On May 7, 2015

 This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the world's anti-fascist war and the establishment of the United Nations. 

On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly held a special meeting to commemorate the victims of the war.
 
China's permanent representative to the UN delivered a speech at the meeting, recalling the dark page in human history.
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): LIU JIEYI, Chinese UN Ambassador
"The Chinese delegation welcomes in GA to convene this special meeting, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over the world’s anti-fascist war. On this important occasion, we deeply remember the innocent victims of the war and paid highest tribute to the forerunners and martyrs who contributed their valuable lives to the victory of the world's anti-fascist war and to world peace, civilization and human progress.
 
 The world war II is a dark page in human history, just as I pointed out in GA resolution of Feb. 2015, the world war II has brought untold sufferings to Asia, Europe, Africa, the pacific and other places in the world. The war has wreacked unprecedented havoc on human civilization. Meanwhile, world war II was also a great war in human history of the justice defeating the evil, of the light defeating the darkness, of the progressive defeating the reactionary. All the peace-loving nations formed a world anti-fascist coalition through painstaking and heroic fighting, won the victory of the anti-fascist war, leaving a far-reaching and profound impact on human civilization and progress."
 
The Chinese envoy also said the world anti-fascist war has left a good lesson and it deserves lasting remembrance. 
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): LIU JIEYI, Chinese UN Ambassador
"The victory of the world's anti-fascist war has been won with a big price from the people of the world including the people of China and this has left a good lesson for world peo  ple while remember past forgotten serves as the teacher for the future. And history should not be forgotten. To forget history means betrayed. Any words and deeds that try to water down or negate or even beautify the history of aggression will not be tolerated by all the people and countries including victimized countries and people of the world war II. The international community will be vigilant against these words and deeds. We emphasize history is not to extend our hate and is to call people to respect peace and to hold on to peace."