BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature made a decision Thursday to set December 13 as a national memorial day to commemorate those killed by Japanese aggressors during the Nanjing Massacre.
The decision was made at the three-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) which ended on Thursday.
The massacre began in Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937. More than 300,000 people were murdered by Japanese troops in the following 40-odd days of atrocities.
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BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tears flowed when Xia Shuqin, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, learned that the country plans to set a National Memorial Day for victims like her deceased relatives.
Seventy-six years after Japanese soldiers butchered her family and left her for dead, Xia, now 83, said the plan was heartening news. Full story
Lessons of history for Japan
BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- History is a mirror, and people can distinguish contemporary politicians' sense of right and wrong and their actions through their understanding of history. And going by history, there seems little doubt that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his supporters worship Japan's imperial past, a past of naked fascism and brutal aggression.Full story