Local residents mark a minute of silence in front of a memorial to mark China’s National Memorial Day for Nanking massacre victims in Nanjing, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on December 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
Local residents mark a minute of silence in front of a memorial to mark China’s National Memorial Day for Nanking massacre victims in Nanjing, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on December 13, 2021. Photo: AFP

China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking massacre amid charged relations with Japan

  • ‘We are willing to build a Sino-Japanese relationship that meets the requirements of the new era,’ Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan says
  • China estimates more than 300,000 civilians and soldiers died in the six weeks after Japanese troops entered Nanking – a figure disputed by Japan

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Local residents mark a minute of silence in front of a memorial to mark China’s National Memorial Day for Nanking massacre victims in Nanjing, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on December 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
Local residents mark a minute of silence in front of a memorial to mark China’s National Memorial Day for Nanking massacre victims in Nanjing, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on December 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
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