The Chinese government’s decision to establish an “air defense identification zone” over the disputed Diaoyu Islands (called the Senkaku Islands by Japan) has angered both Japan and the U.S. Tensions escalated...
anti-japan protests 2012
by Samuel Wade | Jan 15, 2013
A series of book signings by writer and 6.5 million-follower weibo celebrity Li Chengpeng has become a lightning rod for tensions between leftists and liberals. In an incident at a signing in Beijing on Sunday, two men threw a...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 26, 2012
The head of Sony’s China operations claimed on Tuesday that business has “more or less” returned to normal for Japanese companies hit by this year’s Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute. From Reuters: The spat...
by Scott Greene | Oct 8, 2012
Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Monday that carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda will cut production in China by about half, a sign of the economic fallout from the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Japan and China, though...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 29, 2012
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has commented on the tense stand-off between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. Murakami wrote in the Asahi Shimbun that (from AFP): “When a territorial issue ceases to be a...
by Anne Henochowicz | Sep 28, 2012
This week, Drawing the News showcases political cartoons on the anti-Japan protests, CCTV’s attempt at populism and official corruption: Artist: Rebel Pepper (via Over the Wall) Rebel Pepper comments on the vigor of recent...
by Anne Henochowicz | Sep 21, 2012
The China news cycle has been dominated by anti-Japan protests following the Japanese government’s purchase of three Diaoyu Islands. This week, Drawing the News looks at netizen cartoons tackling this and other timely...
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