China's national flag flies at half-mast to mourn for Nanjing Massacre victims

2023-12-13 Editor : Li Ji ECNS App Download

China's national flag was flown at half-mast during a memorial ceremony held on Wednesday in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, to mourn the Nanjing Massacre victims.  

At 8 a.m., a flag-raising ceremony was held at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, with people from all walks of life present at the site.  

Three honor guards raised the national flag to the top of the flagpole. After several seconds, the flag slowly descended to half-mast.  

In 2014, China's top legislature designated Dec. 13 as the national memorial day for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, which took place when Japanese troops captured the city on Dec. 13, 1937. The Japanese invaders brutally killed approximately 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers in over six weeks, marking one of the most brutal episodes of World War II.   

(Reporter Ge Yong Editor Jiang Lu)  


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