China Announces 80 facilities, Sites Commemorating Anti-Japanese War

China's State Council has released a list of 80 state facilities and sites commemorating the Anti-Japanese War ahead of the 69th anniversary of the country's victory, which falls on Sept. 3.

Lugou Bridge in Beijing and the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre are on the list, which is the first of its kind in the nation, according to a circular issued on Monday by the State Council.

Also on Monday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced a list of 300 martyrs and heroic groups who sacrificed their lives during the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s and 40s.

China's anti-Japanese war was an important part of the World Anti-Fascist War.

Source: Xinhua