China: Forgetting Nanjing Massacre

Yesterday (December 13) was the 70 year memorial of Nanjing Massacre. The Chinese government is trying to downplay the historical issue by stressing that they don't want to stir up hatred. Zoula points out (zh) that we should know more about the details of Nanjing Massacre, even though some of the historical fact might hurt our feelings and reflects upon reason behind racial conflict rather than suppression discussion.

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  • Samuel Rocha

    The PRC continues to prop up stick men on this issue. This is done simply to appease the anti-japanese, rabid chinese nationalists. Why can’t the PRC do something more substantial about the situation of these victims? Perhaps give them aid from their own budget.
    It’s also important to remember that the Chinese themselves (nationalist and communist) are not free from such dubious history. Those interested in finding the truth about such events should be cautious for the data to be as unbiased and critical of many PRC-backed historians. The 300,000 victim number should also be scrutinized in order to find out the true scope of the massacre. The facts must not be dictated by politics and political agendas.
    Also, books published by Chinese authors such as Iris Cheng gives little objective analysis of why the massacre happened and only focuses on the brutality of Japanese.
    To bring in peace to the world, how about you accept tibet’s independent and stop destrying mosques for the islamic tribes in your land?

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