Anti-Japan protestors surrender in China

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Chinese police vehicles are parked in front of a restaurant with its signboard is covered with a banner saying “Diaoyu islands belong to China” near the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Five anti-Japan demonstrators who turned violent at a protest in Shenzhen surrendered to police, state media said Monday as China began to question whether protests over disputed islands went too far. AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS

BEIJING—Five anti-Japan demonstrators who turned violent at a protest in Shenzhen surrendered to police, state media said Monday as China began to question whether protests over disputed islands went too far.

The five men gave themselves up after police launched a social media campaign targeting demonstrators who damaged property in the southern city, the state news agency Xinhua said, with 350 calls received by Sunday night.

Some of the nationwide protests this month over the East China Sea islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China turned violent, with Japanese property and businesses targeted by furious demonstrators.

The islands are controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing and Taipei, and tensions peaked after the Japanese government bought three of them from their private owners.

Beijing has kept up its rhetoric in recent days, and has sent ships to the area according to the Japan Coast Guard, but has prevented any repetition of large-scale protests within China.

There was huge public sympathy for 51-year-old Li Jianli, a Chinese citizen said by domestic media to have been left partially paralyzed after being brutally attacked by a mob for driving a Japanese-made car.

The attack in the northern city of Xian, in Shaanxi province, was heavily discussed on China’s popular Sina Weibo microblogging site – the country’s version of Twitter – where it was ‘re-tweeted’ more than 100,000 times and received almost 60,000 comments by Monday morning.

“Ignorant. Utterly ignorant. This is not patriotism, this is an ignorant and brutal act. It’s illegal, and the criminal should be brought to justice,” said one Weibo poster.

“I really don’t understand why Chinese are always bullying Chinese. Is this patriotism?” said another.

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  • Palparan

    In a war with Japan, China will be totally f*cked-up… The japanese did it before, they can do it again…

    • juancrossofthe

      you will join the japanese army palparan he he he ! ! ! 

    • opinyonlangpo

      I agree. The Japanese will die fighting for their country willingly and honorably while the Chinese are forced to die albeit reluctantly. Kamikaze the original suicide bombers.

      • reddfrog

        You die, you lose.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

        Chinese never wins without controversy. They are bad losers. Fakers,. Stu…pid people.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQLJP7KIG2KM44MLDHRKHI7H4U rd

        That depends on how you have lived your life. 

  • divictes

    “The Innocence of China”.

  • opinyonlangpo

    What do you expect from people who eat their fetus?

    • reddfrog

       It’s called recycling.

      • opinyonlangpo

        I didn’t know there is a lighter side of reddfrog :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

        heheheh that’s right word. Recycling. Stu…pid people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    they the protesters in china, they really out of control of the situation, maski sinong investors sa china ay matatakot kung ang government nila ay may ka-disputes na island with china…wawasakin ang company mo at property…japan government was asking china government for compensation for their peoples who invested in china pero winasak ang company or store ng mga  protesters…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53CVSUEVCJGSYHDA5BB5AQLWTI Rnold

      what do you expect to this people that don’t even know how to use a toilet bowl.. Country is rich but people are uncivilized!!!

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