Protestors take part in an anti-Japanese demonstration in Hangzhou in 2012 sparked by Tokyo’s purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: AFP

China vows to nip patriotic protests in the bud to maintain stability

Official at secretive office tasked with maintaining social stability says public outbursts must be halted in early stages to stop them triggering mass demonstrations

Topic |   South China Sea

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Protestors take part in an anti-Japanese demonstration in Hangzhou in 2012 sparked by Tokyo’s purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: AFP
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