Breaking News: Red rent-a-mob: Thousands of protesters besiege Japanese embassy in Beijing over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands row, ruling Communist Party gives tacit approval to anti-Japanese protests in other Chinese cities too
September 15, 2012
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For the respect of the motherland, we must go to war with Japan.
— Chinese protester’s placard
We hate Japan. We’ve always hated Japan. Japan invaded China and killed a lot of Chinese. We will never forget.
— Protester Liu Gang, migrant worker from southern Chinese region of Guangxi
I think the government is encouraging this. They could have stopped all of us approaching when we were at the subway station. The government has taught us to be anti-Japanese at school, so if they want us to stop it would be like slapping their own mouths.
— Protester Uda Chen
Mass protests in the People’s Republic of China are carefully controlled affairs.