Joseph Kahn: China paper sees ‘evil plot’ in anti-Japan protests

The New York Times:

A major Chinese state-run newspaper has said in a staff editorial that the wave of popular protests against Japan were part of an “evil plot” with “ulterior motives,” suggesting that at least some elements of the Chinese leadership now wish to portray the demonstrations as a conspiracy to undermine the Communist Party.

The editorial, carried by the Liberation Daily of Shanghai on Monday, used the most strident language to date in an escalating campaign against the protests. Officials did relatively little to stop – some say they even encouraged – the protests over three consecutive weeks from late March to mid-April.

April 27, 2005, 7:17 AM
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