Russia marked the 160th anniversary of Vladivostok’s foundation on Thursday. Photo: Shutterstock

Why Russia’s Vladivostok celebration prompted a nationalist backlash in China

  • The country’s Beijing embassy commemorated the city’s foundation with a video posted on Chinese social media
  • But the territory was once part of China and some diplomats and social media users complained that it evoked bitter memories of 19th century humiliations
Topic |   China-Russia relations
Russia marked the 160th anniversary of Vladivostok’s foundation on Thursday. Photo: Shutterstock

Corrected [6:55am, 17 Sep, 2019]

  • [6:55am, 17 Sep, 2019]

    An earlier version of this report incorrectly referred to the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to British - instead of Chinese - rule.

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