Chinese Embassy Holds Film Reception in Commemoration of the 66th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Victory Against Japanese Aggression and the 80th Anniversary of the "September 18th Incident"
（From Chinese Embassy in UK）
On the evening of August 26, the Chinese Embassy held a film reception in commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the Chinese people's victory against Japanese aggression and the 80th anniversary of the "September 18th Incident". Nearly 150 representatives of the Chinese community, Chinese students and Chinese enterprises in the UK attended the reception. At the reception, the film "Children of Huang Shi" was screened. The film tells the moving story about how George Hogg, a young British war correspondent, fought to rescue Chinese orphans during China's war against Japanese aggression.
Charge d'Affaires Mr. Qin Gang presided over and addressed the reception. He said that the war against Japanese aggression was a historical juncture when the Chinese nation was thrown into an unprecedented catastrophe and to the brink of life and death. It was a critical moment for the national awakening and unparalleled unity of the Chinese people. And it was a key turning point for the Chinese people to change their destiny and achieve national liberation. The Chinese people's war against Japanese aggression was an important part of the world anti-Fascist war, and it was a great victory of justice over evil, light over darkness and progress over reaction. We should not forget that at the moment of great peril of the Chinese nation, the compatriots abroad shared the common fate with their motherland and made indelible contribution to the war against Japanese aggression by vigorous support and participation. Nor should we forget the moral and material support from all the peace-loving and justice-upholding countries and peoples, international organizations and various anti-Fascist forces around the world. They made a valuable contribution to both the Chinese people's war against Japanese aggression and the world anti-Fascist war. Among them, the British young man George Hogg was a typical example. He came to China in spite of all the difficulties and dangers to expose the atrocities of the Japanese invaders in China with accurate news reports, bringing the war against Japanese aggression to international attention and rallying widespread support for Chinese people's struggle for national liberation. He co-founded Bailie School for the war orphans, writing with his young life an ode about love beyond borders and China-UK friendship.
Mr. Qin stressed that today we commemorate the Chinese people's victory against Japanese aggression to remember history, cherish peace and create a better future, to better understand that development is a necessity and of overriding importance, and to work harder to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He hoped that all Chinese descendants at home and abroad would work tirelessly with the people of all countries to build a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity.
Many participants at the reception said after watching the film that this touching and tear-jerking film allowed them to recall the history when the Chinese people courageously fought against foreign aggression at a time of national crisis and to feel the self-reliant and hard-working spirit of the Chinese nation, the value of peace and importance of safeguarding peace as well as the deep friendship between the Chinese and British peoples. They expressed their willingness to continue their dedicated efforts for the prosperity and the peaceful reunification of the motherland and the development of the friendly relations between China and UK.