Victims of Indiscriminate Bombing & Chinese WWII Forced Labourers Discussed Their Wartime Experience with HKHTC Director in Beijing
In Beijing, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li interviewed Mr Gao Xiongfei, who lost his arm during the Japanese military’s indiscriminate bombing of Yongan City. He also listened to the painful stories of the 92-year-old Mr Li Liangjie and the 87-year-old Mr Zhao Zongren, two Chinese slave labourers who were sent to Japan during WWII. The Japanese soldiers hunted for labourers throughout China and forced them into service. Statistics show that from 1931 to 1945, the Japanese soldiers enslaved more than 10 million Chinese labourers. These labourers were forced to be engaged in military project construction, road building, mining, reclaiming farmland and large-scale civil engineering projects. A large number of them were later killed. Mr Li talked to a number of survivors this summer.