China and the United States have built a deep friendship during the anti-fascist war some 70 years ago, which has proved the cooperation between the two world giants meets with the fundamental interests of the two peoples, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said Wednesday.
Liu made the remarks during a photo exhibition on China-U.S. cooperation in World War II named "For Justice and Peace," which was held in the Chinese embassy in Washington. Liu called the exhibition a walk into the history and a time to remember the friendship.
Liu said the history will never forget that the passionate American pilots who joined the Chinese people in the anti-Japanese war some 70 years ago.
"Time flies, but the deep friendship forged in a life-or-death battle that fought together by the two countries has never been washed away," Liu told the audience.
Liu said China and the United States fought against fascist forces shoulder to shoulder over 70 years ago and then co-founded the United Nations along with Britain, France and the former Soviet Union after achieving the victory.
She noted this history has taught people that a stable and growing relationship between China and the U.S. will not only benefit the two peoples, but also contribute to world peace and prosperity.
During the exhibition, Liu also met with Flying Tigers' veterans and their descendants. "Flying Tigers" is the nickname for a U.S. air squadron that helped the Chinese fight Japanese aggressors during World War II.
Felice Davis, the daughter of William Savoie, a U.S. pilot whose life was saved by Chinese Army during the war, was among the hundreds attending the exhibition.
Felice praised the friendship between the two peoples, and called on the younger generations of both countries to remember the history in order to embrace a friendly Sino-U.S. relationship in the future.