Photo taken on Dec. 13, 2017 shows the scene of state memorial ceremony for China's National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims at the memorial hall for the massacre victims in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
NANJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the state memorial ceremony here Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre.
Some other senior officials were also present at the ceremony held in the eastern city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
The memorial ceremony started at 10 a.m. Xi and the senior officials joined representatives of all walks of life at the ceremony and paid silent tribute for one minute to the massacre victims as sirens howled over the city.