Rana Mitter has written an article (1 April) for the Global Times (China) entitled ‘Unfinished legacy of war shadows Asia’.
Rana writes, “History is one of the major reasons that East Asia's order is not yet settled. Some seven decades after the WWII ended, many in China and Japan disagree over whose understanding of the fighting is the most accurate. Why should the events of so long ago hold such sway in today's East Asia? As the 70th anniversary of the war's end approaches, we must reflect on the "unfinished business" of the now long-distant end of WWII in 1945.”