ANTI-JAPAN PROTESTS HELD ACROSS CHINA
Tensions continue to rise between China and Japan, in a standoff over a group of islands that are uninhabited but rich in resources, known as Diaoyu in China and called Senkaku by the Japanese, who control them. Riot police are in place in Beijing after protesters appeared at the Japanese embassy on the anniversary of the 1931 Mukden incident, when Japan invaded Manchuria, a pretext for entering China.
China argues that the latest escalation is the result of Japan purchasing three of the islands from their private owner. The archipelago’s sovereignty has been under dispute since the United States left the islands in 1972. Both China and Japan at the time presented their cases to the United Nations.
Panasonic and Sony have stop producing in China in the wake of last week’s protests. A group of 1,000 Chinese fishing boats is reportedly heading for the area.
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