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At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China.

The activists swam ashore after a flotilla carrying about 150 people reached Japan's controlled Senkaku islands, called Diaoyu in China.

Japan's coast guard is now questioning the activists, who had earlier been denied permission to visit the islands.

The move triggered protests in China and strong condemnation from Beijing.


Anti-Japan protests are spreading in China. A demonstration reportedly turned violent in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The rallies began after the Japanese authorities arrested a group of Chinese activists who landed on Japan's Senkaku Islands last Wednesday. The territory is also claimed by China and Taiwan. The Japanese Consulate in Shenzhen said on Sunday that more than 1,000 people had taken part in the demonstration. Some protesters broke the windows of a building with a Japanese restaurant. Marchers threw plastic bottles at Japanese vehicles. They also overturned police cars that were made in Japan. About 400 people gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate in Guangzhou. They chanted anti-Japan slogans and called for a boycott of Japanese products. They marched to a nearby park under the supervision of police officers. About 1,000 people held a protest in front of the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong.


Added: Aug-19-2012 Occurred On: Aug-19-2012
By: MB-UK
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Tags: china, japan, stand-off, tensions, disputed, islands, protests
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  • After the Japanese Tsunami, the Japanese people helped each other out.

    When there's a crisis in China, it's every man for himself. They'll step over little kids for a bag of rice.

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  • japan needs to remember that china still owes them one for nanking paybacks a bitch

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  • Its funny how all the zipper heads from china are always acting like there going to do something, but in reality what do they ever really do??

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  • My favor is for the Japanese , these islands were first declared Japanese in the 70's. They were remote and undiscovered until they contained rich sources of minerals....then china wanted them..!

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  • The United States is loving this.

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  • Hey CHINA, m,ove out of the way, JAPAN needs all the non-radioactive land it can get!

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  • A vlogger on youtube that I follow lives in japan. He went down to where they were protesting and you heard one of them say Heil Hitler over a loud speaker. These people really are nutty.

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  • I love China... It's technically Japan right now.. but it's ok for China to have activists land there (according to China). But when Japanese activists land there (without Japanese permission) omg you did that on purpose.

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  • And so it begins !

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  • " Marchers threw plastic bottles at Japanese vehicles."
    Hardcore hooligans...
    Sounds like organised by communist party!

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  • LOL! GO JAPAN!

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  • Lol, Japan shitkicked these asholes so fucking badly last time, they must be suckers for punishment...People worry about China, China should worry about us. Two or three Taiwanese Aegis destroyers alone would sink the najority of Chinas Navy ffs, and japans got its own missile cruisers. Japanese defense forces are fucking nasty, they have great training and discipline(Bushido code) great equipment and make no mistake, they're nucking futz for a fight. We've gentrified them for a generation or More..

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  • I thought that Asians were smarter, but if they want to kill each other over some rocks they can go ahead and do it.

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