The community of Dongzhou in Guangdong province is in a state of shock
four days after paramilitary police opened fire on thousands of
demonstrators protesting against seizure of their land to build a
coal-fired power plant.
The protests by students and young people in China, and similar protests
in South Korea, against Japan’s resurgent militarism, are causing
growing apprehension among world political leaders, businessmen and now,
it seems, the Chinese regime itself.
A brutal police attack on an anti-pollution protest at an industrial
park on the outskirts of Dongyang city, Zhejiang province, triggered
huge clashes between thousands of protesters and 3,000 riot police.
Angry anti-Japan protests erupted in several Chinese cities at the
weekend, with a crowd of 6,000 mostly students and youth marching on the
Japanese Embassy in Beijing, while 3,000 demonstrated outside Japan’s
consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou.