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China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat

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Chinese lawmakers approved national remembrance days Thursday to commemorate the Nanjing Massacre and Japan's defeat in World War II, state media said, amid bitter disputes over territory and history. 

Chinese activists burn a Japanese flag during a protest in the southern city of Shenzhen, on September 18, 2012

"September 3 was ratified as the victory day and December 13 the national memorial day for massacre victims", the official Xinhua news agency said, reporting decisions by members of the National People's Congress, China's rubberstamp parliament.

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