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3,000 candles for Nanjing victims

(Shanghai Daily)

09:07, December 13, 2011

Nanjing residents, visitors from Japan and South Korea, and Chinese and Japanese monks, lit 3,000 red candles during an assembly praying for peace last night at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre in the capital City of Jiangsu Province.

The ceremony was held to mourn the 300,000 people killed by invading Japanese troops 74 years ago in the Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking. Japanese troops occupied Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937, and launched a six-week massacre. Chinese records show that more than 300,000 people, not only disarmed soldiers but also civilians, many of them women and children, were killed. Countless victims of the genocide were brutally tortured or raped by Japanese soldiers before they were executed. Items of evidence in the memorial hall are proof of the atrocity.

 
 
 
 
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LovingChina at 2011-12-13183.39.45.*
GOOD TO DO SO EVERY YEAR OTHERWISE THE SOULS OF THEM ALL, 300,000 INNOCENT FOLKS, MURDERED AND SLAUGHTERED BY THE JAP IN REAL COLD BLOOD SHALL NOT REST! SINCE THE JAP STILL ENSHRINE THEIR CONVICTED MURDERERS BOLDLY, WHY SHOULD SUCH SERVICE BE FORGOTTEN WHILE THE FORMER HAVE NEVER FORMALLY APOLOGISED?
Holocaust at 2011-12-13199.21.149.*
like the Jews using the holocaust, china is using Nanjing for political blackmail, next time it happens, i hope they finish the job thoroughly a hundred thousand or two hundred thousand is not quite enough, make it 6 million so that there"s something to mourn about in the future, pull up your skirts ladies here comes to Japs to f*ck ya :D
Oversea Chinese. at 2011-12-13220.255.2.*
The Chinese Army should use the Atomic bomb to kill 300,000 Japanese and exterminate one of his city to compensate what they had done to the Chinese people.What the Japanese has to say about it now. The former Chinese Government was too soft.
Oversea Chinese. at 2011-12-13220.255.2.*
The Chinese Army should use the Atomic bomb to kill 300,000 Japanese and exterminate one of his city to compensate what they had done to the Chinese people.What the Japanese has to say about it now. The former Chinese Government was too soft.
  

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