Xi Marks First ‘Victory Over Japan Day’ Amid Islands Spat

September 3, 2014 7:12 AM

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President Xi Jinping led the highest-level commemoration of China’s World War II victory over Japan, one of a series of events aimed at reviving memories of its neighbors’ aggression at a time of raised tensions between the countries over disputed territory.

Xi and the other top Chinese leaders from the elite ruling Politburo Standing Committee attended the event, the first time China has officially commemorated the anniversary. War veterans, students, and troops were among those at the ceremony in front of the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resi...

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