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Nanking Massacre

Ex-Japan PM Hatoyama visits Nanking Massacre memorial

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama paid respects to victims of the Nanking Massacre yesterday, as efforts to find a way out of the tense row over islands in the East China Sea appeared to be gaining momentum.

Friday, 18 January, 2013, 4:15am 1 comment

10,000 gather to recall victims of Nanking massacre

Air raid sirens sounded in the eastern city of Nanjing yesterday as nearly 10,000 people attended a ceremony to mourn those who died 75 years ago in the Nanking massacre.

The Chinese government says 300,000 civilians and soldiers died in a six-week massacre after Japanese troops entered what was then the capital on December 13, 1937.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am 5 comments

China marks 75th anniversary of Nanking massacre amid tense relations with Japan

Air raid sirens sounded in the Chinese city of Nanjing on Thursday as it marked the 75th anniversary of the mass killing  and rape committed there by Japanese soldiers – with the Asian powers’ ties at  a deep low.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

China will mark the 75th anniversary of the Rape of Nanking, the slaughter of innocent civilians in the former capital of the Republic of China by invading Japanese troops. Events, including candle-light vigils and other ceremonies, will take place in Nanjing, along with a peace rally. 

13 Dec 2012 - 3:22am

Agony endures 75 years after Nanking Massacre

Three quarters of a century after Japanese soldiers butchered her family and left her for dead, Xia Shuqin says she relives her terror with every denial that the Nanking Massacre ever happened.

As the Imperial Japanese Army entered China’s then capital city on December 13, 1937, Xia heard pounding at the door.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China Digest, December 7, 2012

A head-on collision between a cargo truck and a minibus on Wednesday killed five people and injured 16 in Chengnan town, Liuan city, Xinhua reports.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

Commentator tackles sensitive balancing act

Writer Kato Yoshikazu is one of the most visible and popular Japanese people living in China. He is best known among young Chinese, particularly for his takes on mainland affairs. He moved to the country in 2003, not knowing a word of Putonghua, and he has since become fluent.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Odd proposals

Use space in public buildings for car parks

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Nanjing blasts Japanese mayor for denying 1937 massacre

The Nanjing government yesterday admonished as 'irresponsible' a Japanese mayor who, while hosting a delegation from the northeastern Chinese city, denied that the wartime atrocities known as the rape of Nanking took place.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War by Yan Geling translated by Nicky Harman Harvill Secker

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am