Anti-Japan Protests Hit China’s Capital

Posted: September 18, 2012 in Asia Pacific Region, News
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Anti-Japanese sentiment is no stranger to Chinese public opinion, where the horrors of World War II still fan nationalist flames. Tensions over a tiny archipelago claimed by Japan — the Chinese refer to the spits of land as the Diaoyu Islands, the Japanese as the Senkaku Islands — have heightened in recent months, prompting Japanese businesses to shutter in China and sparking mass protests in a number of Chinese cities. U.S. officials have warned of the threat of armed conflict between the two Asian powers. The following are Hipstamatic images shot by one photographer at a demonstration near the Japanese embassy in Beijing.

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