In China, November 11th is known as "bachelor's day" or "singles day" which has to do with the lineup of four "1's" in the date. And back in 2011, November 11 was a very popular day to get married.
The Chinese do not use this day for commemoration of their war dead. According to Wikipedia, Singles Day is the biggest online shopping day in the world, which means it outranks Christmas online shopping in the West.
Did you see pictures of the beautiful installation of poppies at the Tower of London? There is a ceramic poppy for every British and colonial soldier killed in the Great War. It's an work of art that's drawn an enthusiastic response from the public.