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Activities to be held to commemorate Nanjing Massacre victims

By CANG WEI in Nanjing | | Updated: 2023-12-05 17:10
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A series of activities will be held in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to honor the victims of the Nanjing Massacre ahead of The National Memorial Day for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre on Dec 13, including a ceremony at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders at 10 am on the day.

Seventeen burial sites of the victims, 12 communities, and six patriotic education bases in Nanjing will hold mourning activities on the same day. At the same time, national commemorative museums related to the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) will also organize mourning activities.

According to the Jiangsu provincial publicity department, overseas mourning activities will be held in more than 50 countries and regions.

Other mourning activities include a candlelight memorial ceremony to cherish world peace and the publication of various massacre-related books. A dance drama, a musical drama, and a national symphony calling for peace will also be staged before and after the memorial day.

This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. On Dec 13, 1937, Japanese invaders captured Nanjing, then the capital of China, and killed more than 300,000 civilians and unarmed soldiers over six weeks.

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