President Xi attends state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2017-12-13 10:32:09

°°°°President Xi Jinping attended the state memorial ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Museum in Nanjing to remember the victims Wednesday morning.

°°°°On Dec 13, 1937, Japanese invaders occupied Nanjing, the then-capital of China during World War II, and mercilessly launched a campaign of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in the city. More than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese troops in the subsequent six weeks.

°°°°In February 2014, China's top legislature designated Dec 13 as the national memorial day for victims of the Nanjing Massacre.

°°°°This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.