Topic: China-Japan Island Dispute
Anti-Japanese riots began late last week over Japan’s nationalization of the disputed Diaoyu Islands© REUTERS/ Carlos Barria
MOSCOW, September 20 (RIA Novosti)
- China Sends Warships to Disputed Islands
- Anti-Japan Protesters Arrested in Beijing
- Demonstrators Rally at Japanse Embassy in Beijing
- Six Chinese Vessels Enter Japan Waters near Disputed Islands
Eighteen people allegedly involved in violent acts during anti-Japan protests in China on Sunday have been detained in the country's southern city of Guangzhou, China’s official news agency Xinhua quoted local police as saying on Wednesday.
The Guangzhou Public Security Bureau said the suspects were allegedly involved in the smashing of a Japanese-made car, shop windows and billboards, adding that most people behaved reasonably during the protests.
Police in the port of Qingdao in eastern China said Wednesday six people have been detained for alleged violent acts at anti-Japan protests last Saturday.
Anti-Japanese riots began late last week over Japan’s nationalization of the disputed Diaoyu Islands.
The Diaoyu (or Senkaku, in Japanese) Islands have long been a disputed territory between the two countries. Japan claims it has occupied the islands since 1895, while China maintains the islands were recognized as Chinese as early as 1783.
Taiwan and Beijing believe Japan is occupying the islands illegally, while Tokyo believes its rivals only became concerned over the issue in the 1970s following the discovery of valuable minerals there.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Russia Marks Strategic Missile Force Day
Infographics: First Russian Smartphone
Many in the West regard the Putin’s Russia with suspicion and see her as aggressive. Many elements of the new Russian idea seem to base on a pure rejection of Western liberalism. To be effective, Russia has to become more attractive – for her own people and foreigners, who share traditionalistic-conservative ideals. Russia’s new conservatism must be formulated in the form of “soft power”.