On this day 79 years ago, Imperial Japanese troops ransacked the city of Nanjing killing 300,000 people in a six week reign of terror.
Today Chinese residents, survivors and government leaders stood in the rain to remember the dead for China's third official National Day of Remembrance of the massacre.
Nearly 8,000 paid tribute at 7.00am local time at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall which is built on one of the execution grounds and mass graves.
Donwood12, Lake Worth, United States, 2 hours ago
Every time I think about the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, and begin to feel sorry, I am reminded of how ruthless and without consideration for life the Japanese have shown themselves to be a times. Nanjing Massacre, Pearl Harbor and the Bataan Death March to name a few. I always come full circle when I place these issues in perspective.
Paul Lawrence51, Camberley, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Spread the word - the Japanese behaved like barbarians.
GirlHater39, london, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
if u killed 300000 of my homies id want revenge...
mikereed, atlanta, United States, 10 hours ago
America or any of the allies that freed them!
Mr. Bill, Kansas City USA, 10 hours ago
Part of me wants to stand in solidarity with them against the memory of the vicious imperial Japan of old...China would do well to forget the entire last century and concentrate on reforms that would help not only themselves but the entire Far East.
AS, USUAL, United States, 7 hours ago
Europeans would do well to follow your recommendation. Europe's 20th cent was a disaster - 100Mn dead at their own hands.
MrBean, Bohemia, 11 hours ago
Truly appalling event...though less so than the number of civilians murdered by the com*st regime, which numbers in the tens of millions, and the prison camps which still exist in the repressive state.
Susan11111, Las Cruces, United States, 13 hours ago
Why isn't the Emperor of Japan on his knees begging forgiveness? It was done in the name of the Emperor not the Japanese people. ONE word from the Emperor would have stopped this and ALL similar cruelty by Japanese soldiers in WWII.