Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP
Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP

China holds low-key Nanking massacre memorial service as Beijing seeks to warm ties with Tokyo

  • President Xi Jinping absent from annual event on Sunday to commemorate killing of up to 300,000 Chinese by Japanese troops in 1937
  • ‘We look forward to building a China-Japan relationship that meets the requirements of the new era,’ Politburo member Chen Xi says at service

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP
Sunday’s memorial service marked the 83rd anniversary of the Nanking massacre. Photo: AP
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