China ratifies day for Nanjing Massacre victims
                 English.news.cn | 2014-02-27 21:03:10 | Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Thursday approved a national memorial day to mourn victims of the Nanjing Massacre and all those killed during Japanese aggression against China

The decision was made at the three-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) which ended on Thursday.

On December 13, 1937, Japanese aggressors began slaughtering residents of Nanjing and continued for more than 40 days. The Nanjing Massacre shocked the world and more than 300,000 people were killed.

The NPC's Standing Committee decided to set December 13 as the national memorial day for Nanjing Massacre victims.

The move will remember the harm caused, convey China's stance against aggression, safeguard human dignity and preserve world peace, according to the legislature.

The country will hold national memorial activities on December 13 every year.

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