Mukden incident is among the series of incident or small engagement of war between China and Japan happened near Shenyang (then Mukden) in Manchuria, before the Second Sino-Japan war. It was a result of blowing off a section of Railway owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway by Chinese miscreants in Southern Manchuria, China. The Japanese Army responded by invading Manchuria blaming China for the act.
Anti Japan protest became stronger after the news of Japan Arresting Chinese fishing boat captain near disputed islands and the death of Chinese Panda in Japan when vets were trying to collect semen to impregnate his mate.
Another cause of anger among the Chinese public against Japan is the right of gas exploration in and around the disputed Island called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan located in the East China Sea. The island is though controlled by Japan since 1972 but is claimed by both Taiwan and China. The island has a rich gas field, and both the energy hungry countries wants to harness the resource by themselves.
Japan's strong ambitions raised after the end of war with Russia in 1904-05, from the islands near Russia they had their reach up to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. The Sino-Japan war ended only after the surrender of Japan during the second world war.
Ties between Japan and China have been experiencing ups and down over the time. China considers a strong Japan in its neighbourhood as a threat. Though China surpassed Japan in economy becoming the second largest economy in the world. Japan is still more active and carries the international support slightly more than China. Japan maintains a transparency and hardly talks of war after Nuclear explosion in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese companies especially electronics and auto sector have a strong hold in most of the countries in the world thus popularizing and creating an impact of the Brand Japan in the world. Whereas the Made in China brand is now seen as low quality.
The protest by the angry Chinese nationalists is well encouraged by the ruling Communist Party of China, but is working to control the protest in a peaceful manner to avoid more deterioration of relations with Japan. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing shouted "Down with Japan" and held signs saying "Get out of the Diaoyu Islands" but were moved away by police within an hour. They later were allowed to pass by in small groups, while the rest marched outside a police cordon. (See: Chinese hold anti-Japan protests over boat dispute)
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