China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary

Published on 14 Dec 2017 10:52:19 PM

China marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace.

China consistently reminds its people of the 1937 massacre in which it says Japanese troops killed 300,000 people in its then capital.

A postwar Allied tribunal put the death toll at 142,000, but some conservative Japanese politicians and scholars deny a massacre took place at all.