Up­dated fig­ures on WWII re­leased

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Up­dated fig­ures for Chi­nese ca­su­al­ties and prop­erty loss dur­ing World War II and for China’s con­tri­bu­tion to the vic­tory over Ja­pan were re­leased by the State Coun­cil In­for­ma­tion Of­fice on Tues­day.

Dur­ing the 14-year Ja­panese in­va­sion of China, the Chi­nese suf­fered more than 35 mil­lion mil­i­tary and non-mil­i­tary ca­su­al­ties, ac­count­ing for a third of the to­tal ca­su­al­ties of all the coun­tries in WWII.

Mil­i­tary ca­su­al­ties dur­ing the in­va­sion to­taled 3.8 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the up­dated fig­ures.

At the 1937 ex­change rate, prop­erty losses in­curred by the Chi­nese amounted to more than $100 bil­lion, with in­di­rect eco­nomic losses of $500 bil­lion.

The fig­ures also show that Chi­nese forces killed, wounded or cap­tured more than 1.5 mil­lion troops. the in­frared mul­ti­spec­tral scan­ner and wide-field imager.

In Brazil, im­ages taken by CBERS satel­lites have been used in de­for­esta­tion con­trol and en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing in the Ama­zon re­gion.

The joint pro­gram’s next satel­lite in un­der de­vel­op­ment and sched­uled to be launched in 2018.

Valde­mar Carneiro Leao, Brazil’s am­bas­sador to China, said the CBERS pro­gram has be­come a sym­bol of South-South co­op­er­a­tion.

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