China Clamps Down
A media blackout over anti-Japanese protests was in effect across China on Monday despite an escalation in the number of demonstrations, and foreign media were kept away from the Japanese Embassy in Beijing after it was pelted with rocks and eggs by protesters over the weekend.
The Chinese government, meanwhile, said Beijing was not responsible for the current situation.
Beijing apparently is concerned the anti-Japanese protests that occurred in the capital and Guangdong Province could escalate and evolve into an antigovernment movement.
The Chinese government, therefore, is expected to continue to restrain the reporting of the incident by the People’s Daily and other media.