Saturday, October 16, 2010

Massive Demonstration in China against Japan over Senkaku Islands Incident

Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun puts the number of demonstrators at "tens of thousands". The demonstrations were held in at least three inland Chinese cities (Chengdu in Sichuan province, Xi'an in Shaanxi province, and Zhengzhou in Henan province).

In Chengdu, Japanese supermarkets and department stores were targeted and vandalized by the demonstrators. The demonstrators demanded Japanese get out of China.

Well, why not? Why bother being there, employing Chinese to produce crappy products while in Japan many people cannot find decent jobs and the number of people on state welfare is all-time high?

Apparently, the Japanese government has a video of the Chinese fishing boat deliberately ramming into the Japanese patrol boat. But the government is not releasing it, for fear of further deterioration of relationship with China, now (unfortunately) Japan's largest trading partner.

Demonstrators in Japan are equally angry at China and at their own government for their "soft" approach.


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