Breaking News

Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:11AM
Chinese protesters hold a demonstration outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, September 16, 2012.

Chinese protesters hold a demonstration outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, September 16, 2012.

Territorial row has escalated between China and Japan as Chinese protesters continue demonstrations against Tokyo. For the second day, thousands of protesters held their ground outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Sunday, throwing bottles at the building and shouting slogans against Japan. In the southern city of Shenzhen, police fired tear gas at the angry protesters who were calling for “bloodbath” in Tokyo. In addition, over 1,000 protesters held a demonstration in the southern city of Guangzhou, burning Japanese flags. They also attacked a hotel next to the Japanese consulate. Following the recent eruption of widespread anti-Japan sentiments and protests across China, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda called on Beijing to ensure the safety of the Japanese citizens and businesses. Japan and China have long been competing over the sovereignty of a chain of uninhabited islands, known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, which are located near a crucial shipping lane in the East China Sea and would give the owner exclusive oil, mineral and fishing rights in the surrounding waters. On September 11, Tokyo signed a deal to buy three of the islands from their private Japanese owner in line with plans to nationalize the archipelago. Hundreds of Chinese people staged a demonstration outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on September 13, protesting against the move. They sang China’s national anthem and chanted anti-Tokyo slogans. China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said on September 12 that Beijing would “never yield an inch” over the disputed territories. ASH/HSN/MA
Comments
Before you submit, read our comment policy. Send your Feedback.
Captcha
500 characters left
Loading ...