American-Chinese historian, Mr Xin Haonian, presented a lecture at Sydney University on October 20th, revealing the history of contemporary China that the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) has attempted to rewrite.
Organiser, Kelly Zhan, from the China Research Society, said the event was about raising awareness in the Australian-Chinese community.
“It is an opportunity for Chinese people to find out more and take a stance based on their own opinion,” she said. Exposing CCP circulated myths that the communist forces bore the brunt of the fighting against the Japanese, Mr Xin spoke of the efforts of the Nationalist Armies during the second Sino-Japanese war.
“President Roosevelt said without the Nationalist Party’s army, 1.5 million Japanese soldiers would have crossed China, the Indian Ocean and join Nazi Germany, making the future unthinkable,” Mr Xin explained to his audience. He questioned the allegiance of the Communist Party to China, believing the CCP was aiming to dismantle the Nationalist Party at all costs and did little fighting against the invading Japanese forces.
“The CCP is the follower of Marxism and Leninism,” he said. “The Japanese had 500,000 soldiers compared to the Nationalist Government’s 700,000. But the Communist Party was dismal with only 20,000 soldiers and 13,000 rifles. Could they fight such a war? Talk about common sense, it is impossible,” he said.
The Communist Party has long accused its rivals of creating internal unrest, instead of fighting the invaders. But Mr Xin says it was the CCP causing the divisions, creating secret deals with Japan to obtain counties for their partnership.
His investigations uncovered evidence that the CCP expanded its occupation from five counties to more than 10. Much of Mr Xin’s writing has shown the manipulation of history books written in by the Chinese communist government for political purpose.
After 14 years of painstaking and sometimes dangerous research Mr Xin published his most well known work, Which is the New China?