We never put our hands in the air to the Ja­panese, and never laid down arms un­til or­dered to do so.”

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be­cause it had the largest pop­u­la­tion in the world and emerg­ing de­mands for a more mod­ern lifestyle.

In 1984, he pro­posed that On­tario and China’s Jiangsu province, where the Nank­ing Mas­sacre hap­pened dur­ing Ja­pan’s in­va­sion, es­tab­lish a joint ven­ture, the Jiangsu-On­tario Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, which was built in 1987.

“We brought the premier of Jiangsu to Toronto and she in­vited our premier... and we had a won­der­ful re­la­tion­ship,” he said. “So I’ve been in­volved with the Chi­nese peo­ple as a soldier, and as a diplo­mat, for a long time, for about 80 years.” of the vic­tory of the an­tiFas­cist war and the Chi­nese Peo­ple’s War of Re­sis­tance against Ja­panese ag­gres­sion.

The cer­e­mony was held in front of the De­fence of Hong Kong Me­mo­rial Wall. Mac­Donell was in­vited to rep­re­sent Cana­dian vet­er­ans of the Bat­tle of Hong Kong.

Mac­Don­ald ded­i­cated his re­marks to the Chi­nese vol­un­teers who fought along­side the Cana­di­ans in what he de­scribed as a coura­geous at­tempt to thwart the Ja­panese in­vaders against over­whelm­ing odds.

Luo Zhao­hui, China’s am­bas­sador to Canada, pre­sented Mac­Donell with a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for his brav­ery.

“For the young Cana­dian fight­ers, they fought not for con­quest. They fought to end con­quest. They fought for peace, for last­ing peace,” Luo said at the cer­e­mony. “Some sur­vived while oth­ers never re­turned. They slept for­ever in the re­mote lands. We will never for­get them. We will re­mem­ber them for­ever.” Con­tact the writer at re­nali@ chi­nadai­lyusa.com

Luo Zhao­hui, China’s am­bas­sador to Canada, presents Mac­Donell with a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion at the June 18 cer­e­mony in recog­ni­tion of his brav­ery in the Bat­tle of Hong Kong. Sen­a­tor Joseph Day is to the right of Luo.

Mac­Donell (back row, fourth from left) is with his com­rades in this photo taken on Sept 15, 1945, the day they were re­leased from the Ja­panese prison camp at Ohasi.

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