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UPDATED: 15:11, March 10, 2005
Signatures being globally collected against Japan's seek for UN Security Council seat
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According to a China Press in the United States report the global one million signature drive against Japan to be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council was launched by organizations including the Preservation Association of Historical Facts in the Second World War. A total of 9,500 signatures were received in the past several days, reported the China News Service on March 8.

Photo:A global signature drive has been launched in opposition to Japan as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council
A global signature drive has been launched in opposition to Japan as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council
It is reported that the institutions including the History Preservation Association and Historical Justice League sponsored the signature drive on February 28. Up to 8:30am of March 4 the sponsors received 9,500 signatures. The drive has united folk forces in areas including the Chinese mainland, China's Taiwan, South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Philippine, the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. The drive aims at appealing to the United Nations to refuse granting Japan the status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

The association in Los Angles was invited on March 4 to University of California, Los Angeles to attend the "Traditional Chinese Week'' activities, held discussions with all students of overseas nationalities on the Second World War history and issued a statement cheering on the signature drive. The association also held lectures. The lectures covered the topics of the Second World War history including opposition to granting Japan the status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Nanjing massacre, Unit 731 Germ Welfare, comfort women and servile labor.

The March 4 lectures attracted many students from University of California, Los Angeles and among them there are not only overseas Chinese students, but also overseas students of other nationalities. A student of the UCLA's anthropology department known as Taylor said native American students should understand of the history of the Second World War and the Japanese government should be responsible for the launch of the former Second World War in Asia. The institutions including the History Preservation Association asked Japan to recognize its ware crimes and pay for the war. And that is not asking too much.

In March 4 lectures, the association also issued a statement "Accusing Japanese government of not recognizing its war crimes and opposing Japan to be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War''.

The statement firmly appealed to the world, "All the people in the world will never allow Japan to be a hotbed for the third world war'', and firmly urged the United Nations and the US government, leading the Second World War, to "praise the German government for their recognition of their crimes and at the same time make solemn accusation of Japanese government. It firmly urged Japan to take Germany as an example for correcting its crimes made in history. Only doing so can the United Nations consider if Japan can have the qualification to be admitted to be a permanent member of UN Security Council.

By People's Daily Online


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