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Marco Polo Bridge Incident

Talking points

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Legco finance panel debates restructuring motions

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Scholars still divided over July 7 events

Seventy years have passed, but historians from the mainland and Japan continue to debate what happened on July 7, 1937.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Couple publish first book on bridge incident

Guo Jingxing and his wife Jiang Yaxian were primary school pupils when shots rang out near the Marco Polo Bridge late on July 7, 1937. They are marking the 70th anniversary of the incident by publishing the first book on the mainland to focus on what happened before, during and after that night.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Dark days

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident marked the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). The bridge is 16km southwest of Beijing and was built in 1192.

Known in Chinese as Lugou Bridge, it was given its western name after it was praised by the Venetian traveller during his visit to China in the 13th century

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Coming to grips with the pain of the past

The various activities commemorating the September 18, 1931, invasion helped educate Chinese citizens not to forget history and were in the interests of long-term Sino-Japanese relations, organisers said yesterday.

19 Sep 2004 - 12:00am