Dying for a Living: Anti-Japan War Actors

SARFT demand has forced “Anti-Japanese War” film and television productions to saturate the market. Programming on the Sino-Japanese War, part of the Pacific theater of World War II, makes for great patriotic entertainment....

Sharp Arrow Operation: World War II Kung Fu

How does a Chinese television producer please viewers and censors alike? How many “Anti-Japanese War” shows can the Chinese public take before they decide to tune out for good? How much patriotic programming can a channel drop...

China Banks Pull Out of Meetings in Japan

CDT previously reported on the possible economic strain from the Diaoyu Island dispute between China and Japan. As Chinese surveillance ships arrive in the region, the tensions between the two nations continue to escalate. The...

The Dangerous Game of Protesting in China

Some observers of the recent anti-Japan protests have questioned the government's role in facilitating the demonstrations. Skeptics are pointing out that nationalistic protests provide the perfect distraction for the public...

Anti-Japan Protests Escalate, Turn Violent

On Sunday protests against Japan in dozens of Chinese cities entered the second day and were marked by violence with many participants calling for war. Protesters have taken to the streets to condemn the Japanese...

Protests Hit Japanese Restaurants

Yesterday, a group of anti-Japan protesters in Beijing were stopped by police when they attempted to attack a Japanese restaurant. To avoid confrontation, the employees of this restaurant hung a red banner reading “The Diaoyu...

Qidong Paper Plant Resumes Production

The paper factory at the centre of violent protests in Jiangsu at the weekend resumed production on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press: Authorities in the eastern Chinese city of Qidong dropped plans for a waste water...

The Japanese Train Controversy

Cam MacMurchy of the Zhongnanhai blog reports on the online furor caused by a train conductor’s decision to make a special, unscheduled stop by the Dalian airport for his Japanese passengers. On August 22nd a train in the...

Japanese and Chinese Students Fight in Shanghai

Chinese cyberspace is aflame with reactions to a violent confrontation between Japanese and Chinese students at Shanghai International Studies University. The October 20 incident sparked an angry mob of Chinese students which...

Beijing Tries to Rein in Nationalist Beast

As they did with fierce anti-Japanese protests in 2005, it appears China’s leaders are now moving to control the outpourings of nationalist sentiment they helped unleash in the wake of Tibet-related protests. From the BBC:...



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