A photo exhibition depicting the combined war effort of China and Russia against fascist forces has opened in the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in Moscow. (Photo/Xinhua)
China will hold photo exhibitions in more than 150 countries and regions throughout August and September to mark the 70th anniversary of its WWII victory on Sept. 3, an official said on Monday.
The Ministry of Culture will jointly hold the exhibitions with National Archives and Xinhua News Agency to display more than 300 historical pictures in order to underline the oriental battleground's contribution to the victory of the world anti-fascist war, Dong Wei, deputy minister of culture, told a press conference.
The exhibitions will be translated into six languages.
Meanwhile, between July 15 and September 15, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Political Department will stage an exhibition on the important role the Communist Party of China played in the war, in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
The exhibition is to illustrate the Chinese people's bitter journey towards victory and highlight the Party's anchoring role, said Li Zhensheng, a publicity official of the PLA General Political Department.
This year marks the 70 anniversary of the end of World War II. Japan signed its formal surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, and China celebrated its victory the following day.
China announced a military parade will be held on Sept. 3 at Beijing's Tian'anmen Square to commemorate the event earlier this year.
China's silver screens and theater stages will be dominated by war stories about Japan's invasion of China in the early half of the 20th century.
Officials with China's cultural, publication and archive authorities said 183 war-themed stage performances, ranging from symphonies and concerts to traditional operas, puppet shows and acrobatic performances, will be staged nationwide from this month.