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A grand gathering begins in Beijing Saturday morning to mark the 60th anniversary of the Chinese people's victory in the war against Japanese aggression and the victory of the world war against fascists. (Xinhua photo)
The photo shows the scene of the memorial ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on September 3, 2005. (Xinhua photo)
Chinese President Hu Jintao delivered a speech at a grand gathering held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on September 3, 2005. (Xinhua photo)
Chinese President Hu Jintao said Saturday that by holding the grand gathering to remember the war victory 60 years ago, China means to cherish peace and create a better future for the mankind.
"By solemnly commemorating that victory, we will keep history in mind, never forget the past, cherish peace and create a better future," Hu said.
"The great victory won 60 years ago determined the future of the world and has been and will forever be engraved in the minds of all people who love peace and justice," he said.
To refresh the memory should spur us forward to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, so as to further promote the noble cause of peace and development of the human race, the Chinese President said.