Children in primary schools in Hong Kong have been left in shock after seeing footage from Nanking Massacre. This massacre left many Chinese civilians dead.

  • On the 84th anniversary the Nanking Massacre, the clip was screened.
  • Japanese soldiers committed mass murder and mass sexual assaults during the massacre.
  • The Japanese war saw the atrocity last from December 1937 to January 1938
  • Hong Kong officials have distanced theirself from screening 
  • Nanking is a 200-mile west of Shanghai and an old town now called Nanjing

After being shown footage of a massacre in China, primary school students in Hong Kong wept.

This documentary was shown on the occasion of the 84th anniversary that Japanese soldiers killed civilians in Nanking.

China observed Monday’s 80th Anniversary of the massacre in which hundreds died from disarmed soldiers and civilians. 

Local media reported that parents complained about the decision. Counselling was offered to children.

Po Leung Kuk Taoist school said it would ‘consider children’s feelings’ and adjust teaching materials accordingly.

The Nanking Massacre, known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanking during the Second Sino-Japanese War. 1937

The Nanking Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanking) was a series of mass murders and mass rapes by Japanese soldiers against Nanking residents during the Second Sino-Japanese War. 1937

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese national flag is flown at half mast during a memorial ceremony for the Nanking Massacre victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanking Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

In this image, the Chinese flag is flying at half mast at a memorial ceremony in Nanjing for the Nanking Massacre victims. It was taken by Xinhua News Agency.

The Hong Kong government has made Chinese history compulsory and stated that students will learn more about national security.

This comes after a law of national security was passed last year to address massive protests against government.

‘While learning history is of paramount importance, how to learn is something that we will defer to the education sector,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a press conference yesterday.

‘We have very well-trained teachers, we have well-run schools.’ 

People wearing face masks hold flowers as they mourn for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre at a mass burial site during the annual commemoration of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

Face-mask wearing people hold flowers while they remember the Nanjing Massacre victims at a mass gravesite during Monday’s commemoration of 1937 Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, December 13, 2021

She has called for the strengthening of so-called patriotic education in schools, amid Beijing’s tightening grip on the city.

This atrocity took place from December 1937 through January 1938. Japanese soldiers were involved in mass murders and rape.

Nanking is a 200-mile west of Shanghai and an ancient Chinese capital. It’s now known as Nanjing.