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China Marks 71st Anniversary of Sept. 18 Incident
People from all walks in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province, and overseas Chinese Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of the outbreak of China's war of resistance against Japanese invasion.

On Sept. 18, 1931, Japan embarked on what has become known as "Sept. 18 Incident" in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning province, and subsequently occupied the whole of northeast China and then much of the rest of the country until 1945.

From early Wednesday morning, people from home and abroad visited the Nanjing Massacre Museum in honor of the 300,000 Chinese people slaughtered by invading Japanese troops in Nanjing.

Among them were Li Zhengcai, 75, and Chen Zhixiong, 78, who were taken to Japan as laborers in 1944.

About 700 freshmen from Nanjing Normal College held a memorial ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the museum to mourn the victims.

In northeast China, a history book documenting Japan's colonial education in China during its invasion and occupation has been published.

The book, compiled by Professor Qi Hongshen, contains 500,000 Chinese characters, a number of photographs and covers all Chinese territory, including Taiwan, under Japanese occupation.

(Xinhua News Agency September 19, 2002)

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