Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Anti-Japanese protests erupted in Chinese cities see some violence

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 06:35 PM PDT

Anti-Japanese protests erupted in Chinese cities see some violence

A picture (above) featuring a woman who wept after she came back from an anti-Japanese demonstration to find her Nissan-branded car (a Japanese-made car) smashed by her compatriots has gone viral online, prompting Chinese public to urge protesters to choose smart ways and avoid irrational acts against fellow Chinese in protests.

Tens of thousands of protesters took on streets across China to protest against Japan, after 10 Japanese rightwingers landed on one of Diaoyu Islands and raised Japanese flags on Sunday.

The anti-Japanese sentiment has quickly spread in Chinese cities from northern Harbin to southwestern Chengdu, and from the first tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen to the second and third tier cities, seeing masses of angry demonstrators waving Chinese flags and banners and shouting slogans, to defense China’s territory and call for a boycott of Japanese products.

Some rabid groups were even seen attacking Japanese cars and businesses violently, which raised opposition online among many netizens who criticized the acts to cause damage to fellow countrymen “do the Japanese a favor.”

The Sunday’s protests are the largest flare-up of Chinese public anger over Japan in years. As Japan continues to escalate the feud between the two countries, by arresting Chinese nationalists, claiming Diaoyu islands as their own and visiting the controversial shrine to honor the war dead, it is for sure the resentments deep in Chinese hearts toward Japan for the invasion and atrocities committed during the Second War burst out.

Anti-Japanese protests erupted in Chinese cities see some violence

Pictures: Environmentalists screw up ginseng promotional event in Beijing

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 02:28 PM PDT

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

August 19, several environmental activists, including a naked woman wearing only a pair of briefs and a mask, suddenly broke onto a stage where a Jilin province-based ginseng company was holding a promotional activity, at the Chaoyang Park in Beijing.

They carried cardbards, shouted slogans and tore off the company’s banners, to protest against the ginseng growing which the activists said destorys the forest’s ecosystem.

The protesters were finally intercepted by security guards and sent out of the park. But apperantly the topless woman had become the center of the all cameras at the spot.

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

Environmental activists screw up ginseng promotional event

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