Anti-Japan Protests

Chinese boycott of Japanese products over Diaoyus makes no sense

Chinese boycott of Japanese products over Diaoyus makes no sense

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, Samuel Johnson once said. What has happened in the latest anti-Japan protests across China shows once again that, after 30 years of economic development, there's still no shortage of scoundrels in this country.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 2:28am 7 comments

Han Han: My feelings about the recent anti-Japan protests

A police car made by Honda is smashed up by anti-Japan protesters in August. Honda Motor said it had temporarily closed all five of its China plants after violent demonstrations. Photo: AP

Generally, I recommend German cars to friends who ask me for advice about buying a family sedan for daily use. Still, though, many of them opt for Japanese makes for reasons of practicality, fuel economy and easy maintenance, despite the fact that territorial disputes involving Japan and China are often in the news. However, I’ve noticed fewer of them buying Japanese makes in recent years.

19 Sep 2012 - 10:04pm 10 comments

Factbox: Over 10 Japanese companies halt operations in China

Cars parked inside a Nissan dealership are seen damaged and overturned during anti-Japan protests.  Photo: Reuters

19 Sep 2012 - 1:18pm

In Japan, man arrested over China consulate smoke bombs

A Japanese man has been arrested after allegedly throwing two smoke bombs at the Chinese consulate general in the southwestern city of Fukuoka, police said on Tuesday.

Yuya Fujita, 21, reportedly told police that he lobbed the smoke bombs “in a protest against China”, local media said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

War anniversary stokes anti-Japan protests across China

Protesters in Shenzhen go head-to-head with riot police on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

The 81st anniversary of a Japanese invasion brought a fresh wave of anti-Japan demonstrations in China on Tuesday, with thousands of protesters venting anger over the colonial past.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan's big three automakers scale back China production

A police car made by Honda is smashed up by anti-Japan protesters in August. Honda Motor said it had temporarily closed all five of its China plants after violent demonstrations. Photo: AP

Japan’s big three automakers shuttered some or all of their factory operations in China on Tuesday amid escalating anti-Japan protests centred on a bitter territorial dispute between the Asian giants.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese workers destroy Panasonic factory from within

Photos of factory floor sabotage

18 Sep 2012 - 9:56am

Chinese ships enter waters around Diaoyu Islands

Eleven Chinese ships entered territorial waters around the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday, Japan’s coastguard said, amid escalating tensions in the East China Sea.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Shares of Japanese firms suffer as China protests mount

A Heiwado department store in Changsha, Hunan province, is destroyed amid anti-Japan protests on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Shares of Japanese companies with significant exposure to China came under pressure on Tuesday as anti-Japan demonstrations escalated across China amid rising tension over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing threatens to clamp down on anti-Japan protests

A policeman emerges from a closed Japanese restaurant covered with flags and banners saying "it is Chinese-owned". Photo: AFP

Beijing has threatened to clamp down on anti-Japanese rallies after protests triggered by Tokyo's purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands turned ugly over the weekend.

Police in some mainland cities have banned protests as the government backs away from the tacit encouragement of public anger over the territorial row.

18 Sep 2012 - 9:13am 1 comment

Japanese unmoved by Diaoyus row

A few Japanese protesters wave flags politely on a Tokyo railway platform in stark contrast to scenes of riot on the mainland. Photo: AFP

Tour buses delivered a steady stream of visitors to the colourful carved gateways of Yokohama's Chinatown district yesterday, with its restaurants, fortune-tellers and shops selling everything from jade amulets to panda glove puppets. Sellers of Tsingtao beer did a roaring trade.

18 Sep 2012 - 6:45pm 20 comments

Protest is a safety value, until it turns violent

China's people have every right to take to public places to protest against perceived wrongdoing by Japan. The same applies to everyday grievances, no matter what their nature. But no matter how deep the frustrations or anger, there is never an excuse to resort to violence.

18 Sep 2012 - 1:48am

China pledges to protect Japanese citizens, property after protests

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said it was up to Japan to correct its ways. Photo: AP

China pledged on Monday to protect Japanese citizens and property and urged anti-Japan protesters to express themselves in an “orderly, rational and lawful” way after mass demonstrations in scores of Chinese cities.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Traces of Cultural Revolution crimes in anti-Japanese violence

China's skeletons in the closet, reembodied

17 Sep 2012 - 10:38am

Post photographer Felix Wong beaten by Shenzhen police at protests

Felix Wong shows his bruises.

South China Morning Post photographer Felix Wong Chi-keung was pushed to the ground and beaten by Shenzhen police yesterday, while covering anti-Japanese protests in the city.

17 Sep 2012 - 7:29pm 22 comments

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