China holds its third state memorial ceremony to remember the victims of the 1937 Nanjing massacre, when Japanese troops reportedly killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). China held its third state memorial ceremony in the eastern city of Nanjing on Tuesday, to remember the hundreds of thousands reportedly killed during the Nanjing massacre after the Japanese captured the city in 1937, state media reported. China and Japan have long sparred over their painful history. China consistently reminds its people of the 1937 massacre in which it says Japanese troops killed 300,000 people in its then-capital. A post-war Allied tribunal put the death toll at 142,000, but some conservative Japanese politicians and scholars deny a massacre took place at all. Hundreds of officials, soldiers, veterans and school children stood in tribute after singing the Chinese national anthem at the Nanjing Massacre memorial, in images carried live on state television CCTV. Doves to signify peace were released overhead when the ceremony came to an end.