Chinese group demands apology and compensation from Japan for Nanjing Massacre

Zhang Shuai China Plus Published: 2017-12-11 13:46:18
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Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

The Japanese government has been asked once again to apologize to the victims of the Nanjing Massacre and their surviving relatives and to pay suitable compensation.

The China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC), a non-governmental group, made their demand days ahead of the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

In a letter addressed to the Japanese Embassy in China, the CFDC noted that the Japanese government has been searching for various excuses to disavow crimes committed by the Japanese military in World War II.

The letter, which is the third of its kind sent by the CFDC to the Japanese government, has been accepted by the Japanese Embassy in China.

"Our demands totally fit into the standards of International Law in dealing with the aftermath of the war," said Tong Zeng, President of the CFDC.

Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Postgraduate students of the Nanjing Agricultural University attend a memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, December 10, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

If the Japanese government can really learn from history, it will also be conducive to the development of relations between China and Japan, added Tong.

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