To so say sounds like it overlooks the history that happend.
Maybe because it would produce a sort of questioning not desiable? What if Japan had won? What if the US did not but an oil embargo on Japan or what if the US decided to allow FDR to meet Konoye so as to negotiate about the oil embargo? What if Chiang Kai-shek had not been back stapped in the Xi'an incident meaning no "second united front" thus likely no Second Sino-Japanese War? These are the possible questions if encouraged to introspect.
Is the "introspection" you seek only satisfied if its an "apologize like the Germans" conclusion?
Dude, I thought this would be common knowledge. I mean just look at ROC National Revolutionary Army's gears during WW2, look at their helmets. Those were German helmets. The most prolific hand gun during the war in China was the Mauser C96. The main rifle used by Chinese forces was the Chiang Kai-shek rifle (中正式）, which is literally a licensed copy of the Mauser Standardmodell.