App | Old Version | 中文 |
HOME >> NEWS >> PHOTOS

China marks 83rd anniversary of ‘Sept 18 Incident’

Updated: Sep 18,2014 10:49 AM     Xinhua

This picture taken on Sept 17, 2014, shows students looking at historical documents and pictures related to the anti-Japan war, on display at Huanghai Road Primary School in Ganyu district, Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, as part of events marking the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident” in 1931. The incident involved Japanese troops blowing up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused Chinese troops of sabotage - as a pretext to start war. The Japanese army bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

Students sign a banner which reads “Do not forget the national humiliation and revitalize the Chinese nation” at Huanghai Road Primary School in Ganyu district, Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, on Sept 17, 2014, as part of events to mark the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, and accused China of sabotage - as a pretext to start war. The same evening, the Japanese army bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

New recruits patrolling the Jiangsu border take an oath of allegiance in front of a monument commemorating the Nanjing Massacre, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Sept 17, 2014, ahead of the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, and accused Chinese troops of sabotage - as a pretext for war. The Japanese bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China. [Photo/Xinhua]

Students visit the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Sept 16, 2014, ahead of the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused China of sabotage - as a pretext for war. Japan bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China. [Photo/Xinhua]

This photo taken on Sept 16, 2014, shows visitors at the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province, ahead of the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused China of sabotage - as a pretext for war. Japan bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

Veteran Li Weibo (R in the front row) talks with students visiting the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province on Sept 16, 2014, ahead of the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused China of sabotage - as a pretext for war. Japan bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

This photo taken on Sept 3, 2014, shows visitors in the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused China of sabotage - as a pretext for war. Japan bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

Visitors walk by a stone calendar at the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Sept 12, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

College students hold a candlelight vigil at Liaocheng University in Shandong province on Sept 16, 2014, to mark the 83rd anniversary of the “Sept 18 Incident”, which preceded Japan’s invasion of northeast China. On Sept 18, 1931, Japanese troops blew up a section of the railway under their control near Shenyang, then accused China of sabotage - as a pretext for war. The Japanese bombarded the barracks of Chinese troops near Shenyang the same evening, thus starting a large-scale armed invasion of northeast China.[Photo/Xinhua]

VIDEOS