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Nanjing: New virus outbreak worst after Wuhan, says China state media


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Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital NanjingThe eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China’s past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing. China is preparing for grand celebrations next month to mark 70 years since Mao Zedong founded the Communist government based in the northern capital. “Nanjing was the capital of short-lived dynasties in history, and regimes died away quickly,” Jiang Shaojian, a Nanjing resident, told an AFP journalist.



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Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacreSirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. “China and Japan are close neighbours, neighbours who can’t move away,” said Yu Zhengsheng, a former member of China’s top Communist leadership who now chairs a parliamentary body. China and Japan should build on their “long, rich history” of links to deepen “friendship”, Yu said, avoiding reference to bitter disputes over the massacre.



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