Violent Protest since Sino-Japanese Relations Established

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Anti-Japanese protests has taken place in dozens of cities across China after the Japanese Government officially “purchased” disputed islands on September 12. Thousands of citizen took to the streets in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Chengdu and a number of other cities demanding that Japan keep away from the islands in the East China Sea.
It is the second massive protest against Japan in China within one month. And this time is larger in scale and citizens are showing more violent behaviors. See also Anti-Japan Protest: Nightmare for Japanese Company

1. Social media

All the government news paper and media reacting to the  first  protest against the behavior of Japanese government.

Chinese news agencies react immediately

2. Protest demonstration in cities

Compared with all the other anti-protests since China established relations with Japan, this is by far the most intense protest. Tens of thousands of people march on the streets all across China. In big cities like Beijing and Shanghai, protesters are more reserved.

Anti-japan protest in Shanghai

Anti-japan protest in Shanghai

Anti-Japan protest in Beijing

Anti-Japan protest in Beijing

While in smaller cities, protests turned  violent. In some cities, protests even escalated to riots.

Nissan police car damaged in Suzhou

In Suzhou, a mid size city where a lot of Japanese companies are located, protesters damaged all things Japanese that is visible to them.

Anti-Japan protest in Xi'an

Anti-Japan protest in Xi'an

In Xi’an, protesters blocked the main street of the city.

Anti-Japan protest in Qingdao

Anti-Japan protest in Qingdao

Anti-Japan protest in Changsha

Anti-Japan protest in Changsha

In Qingdao and Changsha, angry “protestors” burned a Japanese shopping mall and a Toyota store and caused considerable amount of damage.

3. Online protest

From the moment Japanese Government declared the purchase of the disputed islands, a furious online protest started. On the other hand, other voices are also found.
This time, netizens in China are divided into three groups on the issue of anti-Japan.

a)”粪青”

”粪青” [in pinyin it’s Fen Qing] literally means “shit youth”. It is created to refer to those who are “brain washed” by Chines education so they can say anything unreasonable as long as the China communist party allows it.
This time, Fen Qing stood out again and speak the loudest online first.

Typical Fen Qing post

(Translation: take 1 billion soldier from the Great wall and attack Tokyo to sweep Japan off no matter how many people died)

Typical Fen Qing post

(Meaning: The death of the next Japanese ambassador to China and the anti-US wave indicate it’s the time for China to start the war)

The most famous Japanese porn star in China is also being verbally attacked online, even after she claimed she hopes to maintain a  good relationship between the people from both countries.

(Meaning:Sola Aoi, an AV porn star, comes to China to sell herself. Please link her image with the Japanese dogs who fuck her!)

b) The Disappointers

The second group of people is those who feel disappointed towards China’s government action and army. Their posts or comments are about how vulnerable China is in front of Japan.

(Meaning: Chinese army is only a tiger made of paper. It will lose like Chinese football when the war with Japan breaks out)

c) Rational thinkers

This type of netizens analyzes the situation now and appeal to people to take rational action.
Their voice is submerged by “粪青” at first while after the violence and riots during the protests, rational thinking is now prevailing.

Analysis of the Status Quo and Its Trend

Rational thinkers analyze the situation now and give their guess. Most of them agree that the rational protest is accepted, but those riots should be punishable.