Set aside hate, China's Xi says on Nanjing Massacre anniversary

December 13, 2014 3:24 AM

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Set aside hate, China's Xi says on Nanjing Massacre anniversary

BEIJING(Reuters) - China and Japan should set aside hatred and not allow the minority who led Japan to war to affect relations now, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday, as the country marked its first national memorial day for the Nanjing Massacre.

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.

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