CCP Sets up Memorial Day for Nanking Victims
The Communist regime set Dec. 13 as the National Memorial
Day, 77 years after the Nanking Massacre.
Mainland media were filled with reports of the public memorial
attended by Xi Jinping, and condemning the Japanese crimes.
Why did the CCP set the day when Nanking Massacre took place
as national memorial day, 77 years after the incident?
Please follow our report.
The CCP held a national memorial service on Dec. 13
to commemorate the Nanking Massacre victims.
At 10:00 sharp, all moving vehicles, trains, and boats
in Nanking stopped operating and sounded horns
and whistles for 1 minute to pay their respects.
Xi Jinping attended the memorial and the opening of a
memorial tripod in front of the Nanking Massacre
Xi Jinping’s address at the ceremony, named the
Nanking Massacre as one of “the three major tragedies"
of World War II, and a crime against humanity.
Nanking activist Sun Lin: “According to a friend in the teletex
booth, it is highly regulated this time.
Nearby communities and offices were banned from opening
the windows. Every floor was arranged with two policemen."
Sun Lin believes the memorial suggests the CCP tries to put
pressure on Japan due to recent Sino-Japan relations.
Major Communist media have substantially reported
the memorial activity and issued condemnation and warning
People’s Daily wrote, “The establishment of the National
Memorial Day is to strengthen the national memory."
In Dec, 1937 Japanese troops occupied Nanking,
the then capital, and killed 300,000 Chinese
within the next six weeks.
Internet writer Jing Chu: “It makes sense to hold a memorial
for the victims of the Nanking Massacre, but with
no double standards.
More than 300,000 Chinese were starved to death during
the Changchun siege, there should be a public memorial
for those victims too.
The Tangshan earthquake killed 400,000 people,
there should also be a public memorial."
In 1948 the Chinese Communist Party military
besieged Changchun where the Kuomintang troops were
In order to consume the food and supplies in the city
of Changchun, the Communist army would not let civilians
flee the city, hundreds of thousands of Changchun people
starved to death.
Later, the CCP tried all means to cover up the man-made
catastrophe, and even claimed without a trace of guilt,
“Changchun was liberated without firing a shot."
Jing Chu points out that after the Tangshan earthquake,
the CCP rejected all foreign aid and caused further disaster
to the victimized area.
Consequently, 240,000 people died and 160,000 disabled.
Netizen Zhao Shibin stated, “Changchun siege starved
300,000 people to death before 1949,
another 30 million people were starved to death after 1949,
there should be public memorials for them too, right?"
Netizen, Wake – Simba, wrote: “Target the 300,000,
but ignore the 30 million…simply theft in the name of patriotism!!!"
Jing Chu indicates, there is no public memorial for more than
30 million Chinese who died from Mao’s Great Famine,
but one for the Nanking Massacre, 77 years later.
This selective approach is simply brainwashing
and an old tactic to stir up hatred among peoples.
Beijing China politics analyst Hua Po: “We have to remember
the Nanking Massacre in 1937,
the damage Japanese militarists had done to our nation
and our people.
But, the damage to our nation from the anti-rightist struggle,
Three Red Banners, Great Leap Forward,
the Cultural Revolution, was not less than
what the Japanese militarist elements had done to us."
Sun Lin points out that compared with the Nanking Massacre
during the international war, those Chinese who were starved
to death and those students who were killed by the tanks
and guns during peace time,
are even more worthy of high profile commemoration.
In fact, behind the noise against Japan on the surface,
the CCP have been “grateful" to Japan’s invasion.
On July 10, 1964, Mao Zedong had expressed to the Japanese
Socialist Party chairman Kouzou Sasaki:
Without your imperial army invading China,
the Communist Party of China would not have seized power.
Therefore, the Japanese Imperial Army is the great savior of the CCP.
When Sino-Japan diplomatic relations were established in 1972,
Mao Zedong also told then Japanese Prime Minister
Kakuei Tanaka that,
if Japan had not launched the war of aggression against China,
the CCP would not have defeated Chiang Kai-shek.
Therefore, the CCP would not seek war reparations from Japan.
It looks like the public memorial of the Nanking Massacre
takes place in the needs of the current political situation.