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Anti-Japan Protests

Beijing leaders 'walking a tightrope' over violent anti-Japan protests

Riot police wielding batons confront anti-Japanese protesters amid angry scenes on the streets of Shenzhen yesterday. Photo: Felix Wong

As the most widespread and violent anti-Japanese protests in decades erupted across mainland cities over the weekend, Beijing is walking a political tightrope in its tacit consent to public fury over the long-simmering tensions between China and Japan.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 9:20am 5 comments

Hawkish tone in media softens after anti-Japanese riots

Some mainland media outlets appeared to tone down their anti-Japan rhetoric at the weekend amid a spate of violent attacks targeting Japanese interests on the mainland.

The online edition of the Beijing Youth Daily on Saturday said damaging of Japanese-made vehicles across the mainland was a gross violation of Chinese law.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:14am 1 comment

Anti-Japan protests turn violent in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Qingdao

Demonstrators disperse after tear gas is fired into the crowd in Shenzhen yesterday. Photo: AFP

Torrid protests against Japan broke out in dozens of mainland cities for a second day yesterday, prompting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to urge Beijing to protect his country's companies and diplomatic buildings from fresh assaults.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:19am 1 comment

Man who burned flags is arrested at anti-Japan protests in Hong Kong

Police stop an activist waving a burning flag. Photo: Nora Tam

A man was arrested yesterday as hundreds of Hong Kong demonstrators marched on the Japanese consulate, protesting against Tokyo's assertion of control over the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Anti-Japan protests widen, Beijing tries to rein in anger

Beijing riot police stand guard the Japanese embassy on Sunday as protesters rally outside after Tokyo announced it had bought the Diaoyu islands. Photo: AFP

Angry anti-Japan protesters took to the streets of mainland cities for a second day on Sunday, with Japan’s prime minister urging Beijing to protect his country’s companies and diplomatic buildings from fresh assaults over a territorial dispute.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Police stop anti-Japan protests in bigger Guangdong cities

Anti-Japan demonstrations took an unusual turn in Guangdong yesterday, with protests in key cities met by a strong police presence while those in smaller cities were allowed to run their course.

Thousands of people spilled onto the streets in second-tier cities such as Dongguan and Zhuhai, vandalising Japanese cars and restaurants.

16 Sep 2012 - 2:59am 2 comments

Protesters in islands row vent fury on Japanese firms

Riot police form a human barrier to block demonstrators outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Big protests over the Diaoyu Islands stand-off were held in cities across China yesterday, with some people attacking Japanese restaurants and businesses.

Japan's Kyodo news agency said the demonstrations were the biggest in China since the two countries normalised diplomatic relations in 1972.

16 Sep 2012 - 4:05am

Protests over Diaoyu islands turn violent outside Japanese embassy

One placard slogan urges "declare war on Japan" as demonstrators in Beijing kick a barricade. Photo: AP

Protests against Japan's claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea swept China yesterday. Some turned violent, with protesters throwing rocks and bottles at the Japanese embassy in Beijing and clashing with paramilitary police.

16 Sep 2012 - 3:54am 9 comments

Japanese flag ripped from ambassador’s car in Beijing

A man ripped a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japan’s ambassador in Beijing on Monday, triggering a protest from Tokyo in the latest flare-up of a territorial row that provoked the worst anti-Japanese protests in years.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A scorched-earth proposal to end the Diaoyu Islands dispute

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29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm