BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's emphasis on carrying forward in the new era the great spirit of resisting aggression and striving to achieve national rejuvenation has a practical significance, experts have said.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Thursday when addressing a symposium here commemorating the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.
The Chinese president said that the great spirit of resisting aggression bred during the war is an invaluable source of inspiration, and will always motivate the Chinese people to overcome all difficulties and obstacles and strive to achieve national rejuvenation.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn, a leading U.S. expert on China and chairman of the Kuhn Foundation, said that "Xi's full-throated, rhythmic sentences" constitute a direct rejection of "any attempt to separate the Chinese people from the CPC or to question the country's governance system."
"Above all, under difficult circumstances, Xi's speech resonated with unambiguous conviction," he added.
Yevgeny Zaitsev, head of the Center for Russian-Chinese Studies at Russia's Lomonosov Moscow State University, said that China's role in World War II (WWII) is generally recognized by all parties to this conflict, and the contribution that the Chinese people made is undoubtedly important and very significant.
There is consensus that Russia and China agreed on many significant issues of the time, Zaitsev said, adding that the joint celebration of the victory over fascism plays a stabilizing role and can be viewed as a stabilizing factor in today's turbulent world.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian scholar Costantinos Bt. Costantinos noted that the horrific experience of WWII meant the global community was resolved to ensure no conflict of such global magnitude happens again.
Likewise, Weng Guoning, chairman of the Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations, said "in the past, we united together to fight against fascism, and today, we should also work together to build a community with a shared future for mankind."