China says wants Taiwan participation in war commemoration

March 11, 2015 5:29 AM

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China says wants Taiwan participation in war commemoration

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants Taiwan to participate in commemorations later this year to mark the end of World War Two, and also plans events commemorating the end of Japanese rule over the island, a Chinese government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee a military parade, reception and evening gala for the war anniversary, which is likely to be marked in September, and will invite leaders from major participants in the war, the foreign ministry has said though it has not said who.

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