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Anti-Japan Protests

China's nationalist left is getting really agitated by criticism of protest violence

China's nationalist left is getting really agitated by criticism of protest violence

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Friday, 21 September, 2012, 9:20am 1 comment

Japanese Prime Minister Noda admits 'miscalculation' over Diaoyus

A protester at Japan's embassy in Beijing with a banner showing Prime Minister Noda. Photo: EPA

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has admitted he miscalculated Beijing's reaction to his government's purchase of the Diaoyu Islands.

He pledged to "expand communications" in the dispute over the islands, known by the Japanese as the Senkakus.

21 Sep 2012 - 5:51pm 2 comments

Tech analyst Henry King heads for Goldman's exit

What's a runway's social cost?

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs tech analyst Henry King, the firm's Taiwan head of research, took a trip to New York to answer questions from US federal investigators about leaking inside information to hedge funds. After a flurry of news stories in February, nothing more was heard of him.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:41am

Chinese students protest at Japan embassy in Seoul

Wei Shi Jie, head of the Chinese students association in Korea, speaks at an anti-Japan rally near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Dozens of Chinese students protested outside Japan’s embassy in Seoul on Thursday to show their support for Beijing in a bitter territorial row with Tokyo.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:56pm

Japan to ask China to pay for protest damage

The wall of the Japanese embassy in Beijing is spattered by projectiles. Photo: EPA

Tokyo will ask Beijing to pay for damage caused to its diplomatic missions during sometimes violent anti-Japanese protests over disputed islands, the government said on Thursday.

The announcement came as authorities in China appeared to be tamping down public anger, banning demonstrations even as leaders kept up the rhetoric.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ai Weiwei calls anti-Japan protests ‘prepared by officials’

A screenshot from a video taken by Ai Weiwei of protesters surrounding US Ambassador Gary Locke's car in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Anti-Japan protests in China were encouraged by leaders in Beijing, dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said on Thursday, after he videoed demonstrators damaging the US ambassador’s car.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Second rush on diplomatic vehicle this month raises questions

Some say the protesters are a little too organised

20 Sep 2012 - 9:08am

Beijing investigates protest around US ambassador's car

China said it was investigating an incident in which about 50 protesters surrounded the car of US Ambassador Gary Locke, tried to block him from entering the embassy compound and ripped the car’s flag. Chinese police cleared roadblocks and some Japanese businesses reopened after days of large, sometimes violent protests in many cities over Japan’s recent purchase of the Diaoyu Islands also claimed by Beijing.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese leaders may come to regret anti-Japan protests

An anti-Japan protester argues with police guarding a barricade outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP

China’s decision to open its streets to a wave of anti-Japan protests could end in a damaging backwash, with Beijing emerging with fewer options in dealing with Tokyo.

20 Sep 2012 - 12:10am

Beijing clamps down on protesters as mass anti-Japan rallies subside

Paramilitary troops guard the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Wednesday, but protests have largely died down. Photo: AP

China moved quickly on Wednesday to snuff out more anti-Japan protests after days of angry demonstrations over a territorial dispute forced Japanese businesses to shut their doors and threatened an economic backlash.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China cleans up after angry anti-Japan protests

Cleaners wash a barricade outside the entrance of the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China is returning to normalcy after angry protests over Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing. Beijing sanitation workers were using high-pressure hoses on Wednesday

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Police arrest man suspected of beating Japanese couple

A 31-year-old Hong Kong man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a Japanese couple in Tsim Sha Tsui East, police said on Wednesday morning.

He was picked up by police in Hung Hom at about 11pm on Tuesday. He was released on bail and is required to report back to police later this month.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing protesters damage US ambassador's car

US Ambassador in China Gary Locke. Photo: AFP

A car carrying the US ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Diaoyu protests across China on anniversary of Mukden Incident

Rows of soldiers stand guard as protesters with portraits of Mao Zedong gather at the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Mass rallies were held in cities across the mainland yesterday as protesters renewed demands for Japan to give up the Diaoyu Islands.

The demonstrations also marked the anniversary of the Mukden Incident, the formal start of Japan's war with China and its 14 years of occupation.

Police sirens sounded in many cities at 9.18am to mark the anniversary.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:14pm

Japanese ditch trips to HK, mainland China

Protesters rail against Japanese militarism. Photo: Sam Tsang

Amid rising tensions between China and Japan, the Hong Kong Japanese School has called off two student trips to the mainland for safety reasons.

Japanese tourists, in turn, have scrapped trips to the city on similar grounds.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:15pm