Global Politics

Tensions Rise Between China and Japan

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Anti-Japanese Demonstrations in Beijing. (Photo: Mary Kay Magistad)

Tensions are rising between Japan and China over who owns a group of islands in the East China Sea.

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In Beijing, anti-Japanese protesters have looted and burned Japanese-made cars and products, putting trade relations in jeopardy.

The World's Mary Kay Magistad is in Beijing and tells host Lisa Mullins that these protests may be an attempt to distract attention from China's troubles.

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