A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP
A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP

Japan’s local officials have taken to criticising Beijing – and Chinese diplomats aren’t happy about it

  • Envoys from Beijing have been accused of stepping up pressure on city and prefectural governments that adopt resolutions critical of China
  • Their complaints come as Tokyo and other US allies increase public scrutiny of Xinjiang and Hong Kong, and as tensions escalate in the East China Sea

Topic |   China-Japan relations
A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP
A Chinese demonstrator attends a protest against Japan’s “nationalising” of Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP
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