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Beijing Stokes Japan Hatred

Monday, April 18, 2005 Posted: 03:55 PM JST

In an interview by Catherine Armitage and Peter Alford of the Sunday Mail, Hu Jia, a leading anti-Japanese activist has blamed the Beijing Government for the widespread and sometimes violent protests across China. "The Government is playing the card of public opinion," Hu Jia is quoted as saying.

"They think the card of public opinion is better than the card of the government in the eyes of the outside world." Hu is an advocate of Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyudao islands, claimed by Japan as the Senkaku islands, so his statements are impressive and enlightening.

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