Nanjing collects signature for peace ahead of national memorial day
2018-12-06 17:12:00

Visitors sign their names on a wall to pray for peace and mourn the victims of the Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, December 5, 2018. In February 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, designated December 13 as the "National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims." The fifth year of the annual memorial is also the 81st anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, when Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China's capital, and killed about 300,000 civilians and unarmed Chinese soldiers. To further promote patriotic education and remind the public to “keep history firmly in mind, never forget the past, cherish peace and create a better future,” an activity started on December 4 to let visitors sign and pray for peace ahead of the national memorial day.    

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