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Chinese President Xi Jinping, front center, last week took aim at the U.S. while commemorating the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.   © Xinhua/Kyodo
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He has spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- For China, this year's Sept. 3 was supposed to be a historic milestone, commemorating the 75th anniversary of its victory in the "war of resistance against Japanese aggression" and the "anti-fascist war."

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