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  • The war in brief

    2014-02-25 18:21

    September 18, 1931 
    Japanese troops provocatively destroyed a section of railway in north Shenyang and attacked the Chinese garrison at Beidaying, Shenyang, on the same night, this led to the "September 18th incident."

    September 19, 1931 
    In the morning, the Japanese army occupied Shenyang. Because the Kuomintang government ordered "nonresistance," the Japanese forces occupied major cities and towns in Liaoning province in few days.

    September 23, 1931 
    Chiang Kai-shek gave a speech in which he went so far as to order the army and the people to "take the rough with the smooth and wait for the judgment of the League of Nations."

  • Nanjing Massacre

    2014-02-25 18:23

    During the Japanese occupation of China, an estimated 30 million Chinese were killed. In the Rape of Nanking or Nanking Massacre, at least 369,366 people were slaughtered and 80,000 women were raped by Japanese invasion troops.

  • The War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45)

    2014-02-25 17:48

    The Japanese aggression caused 35 million deaths and casualties of Chinese people and US$600 billion of economic losses in China. China won the war eight years later.

  • Major issues in China-Japan relations over the past 40 years

    2013-10-15 16:15

    1970s - Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

    1980s - Considerable progress made in Sino-Japanese relations

    1990s - Bilateral structural change and warmer economic exchanges

    Early 2000s - Cooling down

    2005-2010 - Revival of Sino-Japanese relations

    2010-now - Deterioration of Sino-Japanese relations

  • High-level visits between China and Japan

    2013-10-18 12:51

    VIP visits between China and Japan over the past 40 years.

  • White Paper: Diaoyu Dao, an Inherent Territory of China

    2012-09-25 16:45

    The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday published a white paper on Diaoyu Dao, an inherent territory of China.

  • Diaoyu Dao first discovered, named, exploited by China

    2012-09-25 17:09

    China's historical literatures show that Diaoyu Dao was first discovered, named and exploited by China, says a white paper issued by the Chinese government on Tuesday.

  • Timeline of Diaoyu disputes

    2012-07-10 10:10

    Sept 16: Beijing announced it will submit a partial submission concerning the outer limits of the continental shelf to the United Nations in its latest move to defend its maritime sovereignty.

    Sept 15: The China's State Oceanic Administration released the exact longitude and latitude of the Diaoyu Island and 70 of its affiliated islets, in a new move to affirm China's sovereignty.

    Sept 14: China sent its maritime surveilance ships to waters around Diaoyu Islands.

    Sept 11: The Japanese government has exchanged the official contract on the purchase of Diaoyu Islands with Kurihara family whom the Japanese side called "the private owner".

    Sept 10: Chinese FM Yang Jiechi urgently summoned Japanese Ambassador to China for a meeting to lodge solemn representations.

  • Major events in China-Japan relations

    2010-05-27 10:13

    The following is a brief introduction to the major events in China-Japan relations:

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