Saturday, September 22, 2012
BEIJING — Yesterday afternoon, anti-Japanese protesters managed to set fire to the Japanese Embassy when the riot police protecting the consulate were suddenly called away to deal with a “threat to national security” elsewhere in the city.
Protesters used the window of opportunity to dismantle the protective barriers around the embassy and set it ablaze. The nationalist mob was later seen roaming the streets in search of other scapegoats for their anger.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
SHANGHAI — Though many Japanese factories and businesses have closed due to the recent protests, causing untold financial damage to both the Japanese and Chinese economies, some businesses are thriving amid the misguided anger.
“There’s nothing like blind jingoism tinged with racial overtones to boost sales,” says Zhang Han, who owns a flag printing shop downtown. “In fact, I haven’t seen sales like this since the Belgrade embassy bombing in ’99.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012