The Straits Times
Published on Sep 19, 2012

Companies tell employees to stay home as Chinese protests continue


BEIJING (THE DAILY YOMIURI/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Many Japanese living in China stayed home on Tuesday as anti-Japanese protests entered the eighth day since the Japanese government purchased some of the Senkaku Islands.

The day also fell on the 81st anniversary of the Liutiaohu Incident, which led to the Japanese setting up a puppet government in Manchuria.

Anti-Japanese demonstrations were held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing and more than 100 other cities and regions across China.

"You should refrain from taking radical actions. Don't upset the public order," a public security officer said via a bullhorn as thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the embassy.