Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA

80 years on, China tempers Nanking massacre anniversary in nod to Japan

Wartime legacy still a stumbling block but both countries working to improve ties, observers say

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Yu Zhengsheng attend commemorations in Nanjing on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: EPA
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