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[ Tuesday, April 12, 2005 ]


Japan On Brink of China Crisis

Chinese police turn out in force to watch over anti-Japanese demonstrators at a weekend rally of 40,000 people in the southern province of Guangdong.Picture: Getty Images

Key points
• Chinese protests at Japanese UN Security Council membership turn violent
• Japan accused of not acknowledging World War Two atrocities
• Approved Japanese history textbook 'glossing over' military past sparks row

Key quote
"The strong responses from the Asian people should make the Japanese government have deep and profound reflections" - Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier.

The weekend protesters burned the Japanese flag, smashed Japanese-made cars, targeted Japanese businesses and broke windows at Japan’s embassy in Beijing while police stood by.

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