Nanjing Massacre victims remembered worldwide
As this year marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, many Chinese groups in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region held various memorial ceremonies to mourn the Nanjing Massacre victims on December 13, 2017.
On December 13, 1937, Nanjing fell to Japanese invaders who went on a more than one-month-long slaughter of civilians and soldiers who had put down their arms. About 300,000 Chinese were killed, and 20,000 women raped.
In February 2014, China's top legislature designated Dec. 13 as a national memorial day for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.
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