Anti-Japan protests in China: what's wrong with this picture?
What's wrong with this picture (anti-Japan protests in China, via the NY Times)?
It still seems strange to see mass protests in China at all, post-Tiananmen--even ones such as this, apparently organized by the government for its own murky purposes.
What's stranger still is that these protests are ostensibly over the interpretation of history--although of course that's not what they are really about.
But strangest of all is that here we have massive demonstrations by people in one nation protesting the acts of another nation--and the target of the protests is neither the US nor Israel. Now, that's surpassingly strange.