Kyodo: Anti-Japan protests erupt in 100 cities in China on war-linked date
Kyodo reports: The anniversary of a 1931 incident that led to Japan’s occupation of northeastern China fueled anti-Japan sentiment across China, sparking protests in at least 100 cities where people denounced Tokyo’s recent nationalization of the disputed islands also claimed by China.
Photo: Participants hold up portraits of Mao Zedong during an anti-Japanese demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Sept. 18. (Kyodo)
One of the fascinating shots in our monthly gallery of images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites:
The city of Shanghai (right) sits along the delta banks of the Yangtze river along the eastern coast of China. It is the world’s most populous city (the 2010 census counted 23 million people, including “unregistered” residents). With so many humans, the city is a tremendous sight at night. The bright lights of the city centre and the distinctive new skyscrapers that form the skyline along the Pudong district (the eastern shore of the Huangpu river, a tributary of the Yangtze that cuts through the centre of Shanghai) make for spectacular night viewing both on the ground and from space. On the left is Suzhou located 120km from Shanghai