Sunday, April 10, 2005

China - Anti-Japanese protests have erupted in China, and are in their second day. Demonstrators were angered when Japan approved a textbook critics say whitewashes the brutal Japanese occupation of China from 1931 to 1945, including forcing tens of thousands of Asian women into sex slavery. Tens of thousands of people mobilized throughout the country, some of whom smashed windows to Japanese consulates and attacked Japanese businesses. A spokesperson for the Japanese Embassy in Beijing has reported that the police are not arresting protesters.