Beijing, May 27 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday reminded the international community of the scars left by the Nanjing massacre in 1937.
Wang said while Hiroshima is worthy of attention, Nanjing should not be forgotten and deserves even more attention, Xinhua news agency reported.
Wang made the remarks when asked to comment on foreign leaders’ visits to Hiroshima arranged by the Japanese government.
A US warplane dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 towards the end of the World War II to end the ferocious aggression of Japanese troops.
On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops captured China’s Nanjing city, then capital of the country, and started barbarous killing that lasted over a month.
More than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers who had laid down their arms were murdered and over 20,000 women were raped.
“The victims deserve sympathy,” he said, “but the perpetrators could never shake off their responsibility.”
On December 13 every year since 2014, China marks National Memorial Day for Nanjing massacre victims.