Xi Jinping commemorates the 77th anniversary of 7•7 Marco Polo Bridge Incident

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July 7 — Today the front pages of all national state media, the hone pages of Xinhua, the People’s Daily website and the news pages of commercial web portals all feature a speech by Xi Jinping commemorating the 77th anniversary of the official date of the start of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese invasion. Excerpts from two Xinhua articles:

Xi commemorates start of anti-Japan war

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a ceremony on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the start of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese invasion.

This grand ceremony is held here to recall history, commemorate martyrs, cherish peace and sound a warning to the future, said Xi, who is also the general-secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

“We firmly take the path of peaceful development and safeguard world peace,” he said at the Museum of the War of the Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

China Voice: 77 years on, Japan still fails to introspect
July 7 is an anniversary that should be remembered by both Chinese and Japanese.

Seventy-seven years ago, at Lugou Bridge, known as Marco Polo Bridge to the Western people, Japanese troops attacked Chinese defenders in the nearby fortress town of Wanping, marking the beginning of the eight-year Anti-Japanese War

Links and sources
Xinhua: Xi commemorates start of anti-Japan war
China Voice: 77 years on, Japan still fails to introspect
习近平等出席纪念全民族抗战爆发77周年仪式
People’s Daily: 习近平出席全民族抗战爆发77周年纪念活动并发表重要讲话
Baidu News: 习近平出席全民族抗战爆发77周年仪式并发表讲话
Netease News: 最高领导人首次在7月7日参与官方纪念活动
QQ News: 习近平:任何人想否定侵略历史 中国人民绝不答应

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