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The Nanjing Massacre: Eighty Years On

Eighty years on, NewsChina looks at how New Yorkers view one of the 20th Century's greatest atrocities

By Xie Yi Updated Dec.11

On December 13, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded China's then-capital of Nanjing. Over a period of six weeks, Japanese troops killed as many as 300,000 people in the city, including soldiers and civilians. The carnage is known today as the Nanjing Massacre.

This year on December 13, China will mark the 80th anniversary of the massacre. NewsChina took to the streets of New York City to see how locals on the other side of the world view the tragic event.