Liberation Daily: See the true nature of the protests

On April 25, Shanghai’s party paper Liberation Daily published a official editorial titled “See the true nature of the protests; severely punish the illegal behavior,” about anti-Japanese demonstrations with very severe tone. Here is the article (in Chinese) posted on

“Abundant facts make evident that the recent illegal demonstration was not patriotic behavior, but violated the law; it was not the people’s spontaneous action, but there was a conspiracy behind the scenes.”


This certainly reminded me of the April 26 Editorial on People’s Daily in 1989.

UPDATE: See ESWN’s commentary and translation of excerpts from the 4/25/05 and 4/26/89 editorials.

April 26, 2005 11:39 AM
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