National Memorial Day

2017-12-12 09:30 GMT+8

‍‍Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior officials attended a state memorial ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre in the eastern city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.

2017-12-13 09:57 GMT+8

China urges Japan to safeguard world peace and remember history, Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) said on Wednesday, while the country remembered the victims killed by Japanese troops during the war of aggression.  

2017-12-13 12:12 GMT+8

Three days before National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims, Guan Guangjing, the oldest living witness and one of the last survivors of the atrocity, passed away at the age of 100.

2017-12-13 18:24 GMT+8

December 13 marks China's fourth National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims, a day to mourn the more than 300,000 Chinese who lost their lives at the hands of Japanese invaders 80 years ago.

2017-12-13 07:29 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on people to learn from history to form a better future, as the country marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

2017-12-13 16:20 GMT+8

‍By CGTN's The Point

2017-12-13 09:22 GMT+8

Yang Cuiying, 93, was in a refugee camp in Nanjing when Japanese troops stormed the city. Four of her family members were killed in front of her eyes, including her two-year-old baby brother. 

2017-12-13 13:49 GMT+8

About 20 years ago, one Japanese diplomat came up to me and said the death toll of the Nanjing Massacre should be 100,000 fewer than the Chinese official figure. Stunned, I turned around and left, speechless. He was not very serious about the war atrocities of exactly 80 years ago, was he? This Japanese diplomat was only wrestling with the figure instead of his conscience and how to protect the pacifist constitution of Japan.

2017-12-13 07:51 GMT+8

Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking, ended her life with a pistol on November 9, 2004. She was 36. She had suffered from years of depression and constant sleep deprivation since her bestseller – full title The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War Two – was published in 1997. It may be true that Iris Chang committed suicide. But I still have to ask: Who killed Iris Chang?

2017-12-13 18:03 GMT+8

People around the world are taking time to learn more about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. While the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, for example, has become a global symbol of nightmare, Nanjing Massacre, which happened around the same time, is still foreign to many outside of Asia.

2017-12-13 14:58 GMT+8

Xia Shuqin is one of the fewer than 100 survivors of the Nanjing Massacre still alive today. Despite age and time, the 88-year-old remembers the day she lost her loved ones like it was yesterday.

2017-12-12 16:40 GMT+8

From 220,000 to just 22, few former Chinese “comfort women” are still alive to tell their stories of being forced into sex slavery by Japanese army during World War II.

2017-12-12 20:34 GMT+8

On December 13, 1937, Japanese invaders occupied Nanjing, the then-capital of China during World War Two, and mercilessly launched a campaign of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in the city. More than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese troops in the subsequent six weeks. In February 2014, China's top legislature designated December 13 as the National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims. 

2017-12-13 20:50 GMT+8

The critical components of the modern history of East Asia may be reduced to two primary factors: first, the history of a cruel and high-handed Japanese aggression, and the colonization during the half century from the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 to the end of World War II in 1945; second, the rise and development of modern nationalism in almost all East Asian countries except Japan, for which the national experiences of opposing and resisting the Japanese aggression and colonization played a decisive part. 

2017-12-11 17:31 GMT+8

The Nanjing massacre has left people with memories of suffering, and pain that resists healing. Yu Changxiang, one of the survivors of the massacre, spent years living in sorrow, torment, and agony.

2017-12-11 15:44 GMT+8

A total of 447 overseas Chinese groups are to hold memorial ceremonies for Nanjing Massacre victims Wednesday.

2017-12-12 22:26 GMT+8

Candles held at chest high, heads down and eyes shut, hundreds of mourners gathered at a vigil in front of the Memorial Hall for Victims of the Nanjing Massacre in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on Wednesday evening.

2017-12-13 22:08 GMT+8

The 80th Memorial Day of Nanjing Massacre is coming up on Wednesday. To mourn this most tragic and one of the darkest history of mankind, let everyone remember the past and cherish peace. CCTV documentaries have interviewed some Japanese WWII survivors who were“Young Militarists” promised to live or die together with the Japanese Empire but found themselves abandoned by their country after Japan was defeated. Today let us hear the story of NORIYOSHI SAKURAI.

2017-12-12 14:51 GMT+8

The Nanjing Massacre was a watershed moment in history that has left generations of Chinese physically and emotionally scarred. Ni Cuiping survived the massacre when she was just a little girl. After losing most of her family to Japanese brutality in 1937, she fought tirelessly to keep their memory alive. Although having survived the massacre, she was scarred for life. 

2017-12-12 18:04 GMT+8

Tamaki Matsuoka, a 71-year-old Japanese social activist, is widely known as “the conscience of Japan”. Since 1988, she has committed herself to uncovering the truth about the Nanjing Massacre, spending decades seeking out survivors to record their testimonies and collect historical documents.

2017-12-12 18:55 GMT+8

A redecorated wing of the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre reopened on Wednesday as China marked the 80th anniversary of the atrocity.

2017-12-13 17:47 GMT+8

When Iris Chang committed suicide in 2004, it was like a bomb dropped on American newsrooms. The 36-year-old journalist and author of the 1997 best seller, The Rape of Nanking, had single-handedly elevated Japanese war crimes during the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), to a topic of mainstream discussion in the United States. 

2017-12-12 10:09 GMT+8

December 13 marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre during which more than 300,000 people were killed by Japanese invaders.

2017-12-10 11:34 GMT+8

The 80th Memorial Day of the Nanjing Massacre is coming up on Wednesday. To mourn this tragic event, one of the darkest parts of the human history, let everyone remember the past and cherish peace.  CCTV documentaries have interviewed some Japanese WWII survivors, “Young Militarists” who promised to live or die together with the Japanese Empire but found themselves abandoned by their country after Japan was defeated in the war. 

2017-12-12 14:29 GMT+8

Lu Hongcai and his father hid in the marshes for days when Japanese troops stormed the city. They survived but on reaching home found that their loved ones who couldn’t run had been brutally murdered. Here’s his account:

2017-12-14 13:07 GMT+8

Less than a hundred survivors of Nanjing Massacre are still alive today. These aged people are fast disappearing, and their stories about the events in the Chinese port city 80 years ago are now the very few remaining firsthand accounts.

2017-12-13 16:16 GMT+8

A memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims will be held on Wednesday in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province, with Communist Party of China and state leaders scheduled to attend the ceremony, reports Xinhua News Agency.

2017-12-11 20:24 GMT+8

On December 12, 1937, as Japanese artillery was raining down over the east China city of Nanjing, Chinese Army officer Liu Shuwan was busy evacuating his men on barges across the Yangtze River to safety on the opposite shore. Four young soldiers refused to leave the city. “The enemy is that way,” the soldiers told Liu, pointing towards the Japanese lines. Liu realized it was futile to persuade the young patriots to abandon Nanjing, and he gave them permission to stay behind. He never heard from them again, and in all likelihood they died fighting for the city.

2017-12-11 12:44 GMT+8

The 80th Memorial Day of Nanjing Massacre is coming up on Wednesday. To mourn this most tragic and one of the darkest history of mankind, let everyone remember the past and cherish peace.  CCTV documentaries have interviewed some Japanese WWII survivors who were“Young Militarists” promised to live or die together with the Japanese Empire but found themselves abandoned by their Country after Japan was defeated. 

2017-12-11 23:25 GMT+8

A retired teacher from Japan donated 14 documents related to the Nanjing Massacre to China's Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on Friday.

2017-03-31 21:12 GMT+8

By CGTN's Tian Wei, Yang Yani

2017-05-31 19:46 GMT+8

With sympathy, grief, respect and some outrage, Chinese netizens expressed their condolences over the death of a Chinese veteran who witnessed the Nanjing Massacre that Japanese imperial troops inflicted on Chinese people eight decades ago.

2017-03-27 21:25 GMT+8

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on Japanese schools to provide a true, objective account on Japanese imperial history after Japan's Education Ministry approved a new history textbook, that minimizes the death toll of the Nanjing Massacre. 

2017-03-24 21:08 GMT+8

The legislature in the Canadian province of Ontario is considering designating December 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. If the act passes the third reading, Ontario will become the first western government to set up the remembrance day.

2017-02-11 13:50 GMT+8

“Killing Commendatore”, a newly released novel by Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, has witnessed a boom in sales as numerous readers even waited overnight just to snap up his latest work. But what makes the novel such a great read, and how did it trigger such hot discussion?

2017-03-03 17:38 GMT+8

Hundreds of Chinese residents took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday to protest a Japanese hotel chain whose president has written and distributed a book that denies the Nanjing Massacre ever happened, according to Reuters.

2017-02-06 09:54 GMT+8