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8:44 am - 08/20/2012

Video: violent anti-Japanese protests across China

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“Defend the Diaoyu Islands to the death,” one banner said. Another said, “Even if China is covered with graves, we must kill all Japanese.”

Another photograph showed a handwritten sign taped to the entrance of Suning, a popular electronics store, telling customers it was no longer selling Japanese products.

Some protests appear to have turned violent. According to several postings, demonstrators on Sunday attacked sushi restaurants or other businesses perceived to have a Japanese connection. Several photographs said to be from Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong, showed what appeared to be damaged or overturned cars — most of them Japanese models — as well as several police vehicles.

The demonstrations appeared to be sanctioned and chaperoned by the police, who generally prohibit public protests unless they suit the needs of the Communist Party.


vanlindda90 22nd-Aug-2012 09:50 am (UTC)
Lame. Fine, go sell your low quality items then. This is why my father side left China. The government is corrupt. They bully everyone near their shores. Yet, they feel that everyone should follow their step because they
"know what's best for others".

This is why anyone who's not a crazy-head, should move to Hong Kong. At least it has a different legal system than China. Cops allowing violence to happen are dumb. I'm pretty sure they didn't decide one day to flip their OWN cars. lol. This would mean that they turned someone else's car over.
glimmeringneon 23rd-Aug-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
I'm concerned for Hong Kong's future, you do know there is like a current agreement where the Mainland Chinese government cannot meddle with Hong Kong administrative affairs, but it only lasts for a few decades or so. After that, what happens to Hong Kong when the Mainland government starts to control its administration?!

Furthermore, it is expensive to move to Hong Kong. Al Jazeera had a documentary about the increasing conflict between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders some months ago. Many Hong Kong residents do not want the Mainlanders coming in because they are taking away jobs, slowing down essential services with them arriving in massive numbers and taking away precious land.

Plus Mainlanders are bringing in their beliefs and ways of doing things, one of which is communism. Hong Kongers do not want Mainlanders to ever have influence on how things are run in Hong Kong but their increasing numbers in Hong Kong is changing that...

Its very complicated.

Edited at 2012-08-23 05:14 am (UTC)
vanlindda90 25th-Aug-2012 07:57 am (UTC)
Hong Kong itself is complicated. I am oblivious when it comes to HK laws but I do hope that they are stricter than what Mainland is doing. BUT can the Mainland government do that?! Because technically they have different legal systems. Wouldn't that conflict with each other?

The only way that HK can control the way people from Mainland affect the politics of HK is through citizenship. I don't know if they do that. In America, we require foreigners to stay for at least 5 years as a permanent resident before they can have citizenship hence vote. Is it similar in HK?

It is ridiculous to me that all these people have such free time to fight over some piece of land that has no record of belonging to them except from books written IN CHINA.
glimmeringneon 17th-Sep-2012 03:27 am (UTC)
If I recall correctly, it has something to do with the United Kingdom. Before giving up Hong Kong to CHina, the United Kingdom had an agreement with China to keep Hong Kong's system of governance independent (or at least semi-independent) from Beijing. This was an effort by the British government to help Hong Kong have a more democratic system. However, this agreement is temporary and not permanent. I'm not exactly sure when the agreement ends but when it ends, I don't know what will happen!
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