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Nanjing Massacre survivor attends testimony meeting in Japan

Ai Yiying, one of the around 200 living survivors of the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, shared her memory of the incident with Japanese residents at a testimony meeting on Dec7 (Sunday) in Osaka, conveying the truth about Nanjing Massacre.

The 86-years-old woman was still a little girl when the Nanjing city was invaded by Japanese army in December 1937. "I was only nine years old. One day, the Japanese soldiers came to my village, raped and killed people and burned houses," Ai recalled.  Read more

China begins publishing Nanjing Massacre testimonies

China has begun to publish oral testimonies of 100 survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, in the latest move to refute Japanese politicians' denial of Japan's World War II aggression.

The daily publications began on Wednesday with the testimony of 85-year-old Xia Shuqin. It was posted on China's National Memorial website and that of the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.

Xia, born in May 1929 in Nanjing, was a member of a family of nine before the Japanese invasion of the city. Her grandparents, parents, two older sisters and a younger sister were slaughtered by Japanese troops. Only she and her 4-year-old sister Xia Shuyun survived.

"Unforgettable pain. It is like a scar which will bleed each time it is torn open," Xia says in her testimony.

"My own experience proves the existence of the Nanjing Massacre. No one can erase history. We should remember it forever."  Read more