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China marks 84th anniversary of Mukden Incident

(Source: CCTV.com)   2015-09-19




 
 
 

  Friday marks 84 years since the September 18th Incident, also known as the Mukden Incident, which marked the beginning of the Japanese invasion of northeast China.

  A commemoration ceremony began with 14 bell-strikes at 9:18 a.m. today in northeast China's city of Shenyang.

  Various activities have taken place across China to observe the date. In Shenyang, local officers and soldiers of frontier forces, and students visited the "September 18th" history Museum, to better understand the history of Japanese invasion.


Various activities have been held across China to observe the anniversary. In Shenyang, officers and soldiers of frontier forces and students visited the September 18th History Museum, to better understand the history of Japanese invasion. In northeast Heilongjiang province, border inspectors laid wreaths in honor of the soldiers who died in the Japanese invasion.

  On September 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of railway under their control near the city of Shenyang in northeast China. Japan then accused Chinese troops of sabotage, and used the incident as a pretext to launch an attack on the Chinese troops. They bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang on the same evening, starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.


Editor:Chen Jie
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