Anti-Japan Protests Flare Up in China

A focus on Japan as China prepares to transition to the next generation of Communist leaders


Anti-Japan demonstrations erupted in China over the weekend, highlighting a sovereignty dispute between Asia's two biggest economies ahead of a major leadership transition later this year for China.

China is not stopping the anti-Japan demonstrations in an effort to appear confident at home, but neitherBeijing or Tokyo show signs of allowing a return to the lows of 2005, when riots across China targeted Japanese shops and lasted for about a month.