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Anti-Japan Protests

Japanese cyclist's bid to volunteer at Chinese rural school rejected

Kawahara Keiichiro writes in Chinese on Sina Weibo, China's popular social media website. Photo: SCMP Pictures

This was definitely not the first time China has frustrated Kawahara Keiichiro, who famously lost his bike in Wuhan last year and has a large following on Sina Weibo.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 1:54pm 2 comments

Japan urges China to reveal full defence spending details

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP

There are reports that Beijing is increasing its defence budget by nearly 11 per cent in the coming year, which would put growth in double digits for the third straight year, but analysts believe spending could be much higher.

8 Mar 2013 - 2:46am

South Korean sex slaves sue Japanese band Scramble over 'prostitutes' tag

The women are suing Japanese rock band Scramble. Photo: AFP

A CD containing a song with the allegedly defamatory lyrics by the band Scramble was mailed last week - along with a translated text - to a shelter that cares for so-called comfort women in Gwangju, south of Seoul.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:45am

Asia Weekly names Diaoyu voyagers 'people of the year'

Hong Kong fishing vessel Kai Fung No 2 docks at a public pier at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Photo: SCMP Photo

Eight activists from Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland who sailed to the Diaoyu Islands to claim them for China appeared on the cover of Asia Weekly as “people of the year”.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:38pm

Japan wants ‘mutually beneficial’ relations with new China

Chinese soldiers march outside the Great Hall of the People on Thursday. Photo: AP

Japan said on Thursday it wants to develop “mutually beneficial” relations with China’s new leaders, as the two countries remain embroiled in a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

The sovereignty row is affecting the huge trade ties between the region’s two biggest economies and shows little sign of being resolved.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing marathon to take Japanese runners after reported snub

Beijing marathon runners compete in 2004. Beijing marathon organisers have reversed a decision to refuse Japanese runners. Photo: AP

Beijing marathon organisers have reversed a decision to refuse Japanese runners, Chinese state media said on Sunday. Japan’s media had reported that the runners were previously banned from  taking part in the November 25 event due to concerns for their safety amid a  territorial spat, but that the decision was later reversed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mazda Motor says China car sales down 45pc

Mazda Motor sold 9,511 vehicles in China in October. Photo: AP

Mazda Motor said on Monday it sold 9,511 vehicles in China in October, down 45 per cent from a year earlier, as consumers shunned Japanese brands following a flare up in anti-Japanese sentiment due to a diplomatic row between the two countries.

The declined was steeper than the 35 per cent fall marked in September.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japanese attacked in Shanghai restaurant amid territorial row

Four Japanese restaurant-goers were assaulted in Shanghai, prompting Japan’s consulate to renew a warning to its citizens in China as a major territorial row rumbles on.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Wacky tycoon shouts 'free Chinese cars' from the rooftops

Dressed in green Chen Guangbiao - who made his fortune in recycling - gives away 43 Chinese Geely cars to those whose Japanese brands were ruined last month. Photo: Reuters

A Chinese philanthropist known for his populist gestures has pledged to give domestically-made cars to more than 40 people whose vehicles were damaged in widespread anti-Japan protests last month.

The protests erupted in cities across China over a dispute involving islets in the East China Sea, and saw some demonstrators targeting Japanese-brand cars.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

Tycoon offers Chinese cars for Japanese amid row

Tycoon Chen Guangbiao donates 43 replacement Chinese-made cars to the owners of Japanese cars that were damaged during the nationwide anti-Japan protests in September. Photo: AFP

A Chinese philanthropist known for his populist gestures has pledged to give domestically made cars to more than 40 people whose vehicles were damaged in widespread anti-Japan protests.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:35pm

Japan car sales dive in China over Diaoyu dispute

Visitors check new Nissan cars at a showroom. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan's top three carmakers yesterday said their sales in China dived last month in the wake of anti-Japan protests over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Toyota's drop was the steepest, with monthly sales falling 48.9 per cent year on year to 44,100 vehicles. Nissan's sales fell 35.3 per cent to 76,066 while Honda's dived 40.5 per cent to 33,931 units.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

China banks to skip World Bank, IMF talks in Japan

Police on Tuesday check facilities for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Major Chinese banks will skip World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings this week in Japan, China’s state media said, in apparent protest over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hyundai and Kia big winners in China-Japan spat

Hyundai car sales in China have grown 15 per cent. Photo: Reuters

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors forecast China sales will exceed their targets as South Korea's two largest carmakers benefit from anti-Japan protests.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

China banks withdraw from IMF-linked events in Tokyo

The Bank of Communications is among the banks that have pulled out of IMF-related events. Photo: Reuters

Chinese banks have pulled out of events linked to annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Japan next week, a report said, as Tokyo and Beijing remain locked in a diplomatic row.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Police tracked down Xi'an protest assailant and immediately put his photo online

Cai seated in the back of the vehicle.

Sina Weibo then emptied the police officer's microblog account.

3 Oct 2012 - 9:53am