Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China Last weekend, as many Chinese marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Japan's full-scale invasion of their country in 1937, Hollywood staged its Chinese opening of a film about Japan's wartime atrocities during the invasion.
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Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China

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Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China

Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China

Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China

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Last weekend, many Chinese marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Japan's full-scale invasion of their country in 1937. The anniversary is one of the most politically charged dates on the calendar in China.

Now Hollywood has taken on the bitter historical dispute, and U.S. filmmakers chose the sensitive date for the Chinese opening of a film about wartime atrocities by Japanese troops during that invasion.