9.18 incident 79 years ago was the first step
plan to conquer China, while conquering China is the
key step towards Japan's goal of dominating the world.
Japan almost succeeded. With just 900 armed
men Japanese troops drove out 200,000 Chinese forces stationed
in the three northeast provinces, owning to the non-resistance "strategy" put
into the practice by the Nationalist Government in Nanjing,
which led to the full invasion of the almost entire China
in the following few years by Japan, whose ambition to expand
beyond the confinement of the islands is deeply imprinted
in its national gene and would not be persuaded to abandon
but can only be deterred by force.
Since then Chinese viewed 9.18 as the day of
The biggest lesson Chinese learned from 9.18
is that to compromise without principle in face of alien
aggression would only bring the total demise of China as
Japanese marines pose in Shanghai Zhabei District (闸北区)
in August 1937.
Japan invaded and occupied Shenyang in China's
northeast with the help of their collaborators from the Manchurian
tribes on September 18, 1931, but the President
Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist Government only declared
war against the occupation forces ten years later, by then
Japanese Army had already had half of Chinese territory under
January 1933, Japanese Army ascended
Shanhai Pass (山海关 ), the gateway to the ancient capital.
Since the Nationalist Government decided not
to confront the invasion force, it only took little more
than one year for Japanese Army to march to the front door
of Beijing from
Shenyang, leaving the vast region in between under Japanese
Sea Battle 1894
Bio Warfare Against Chinese