• Short Summary

    Anti-Japanese demonstrations have been mounting in Taiwan following the Japanese treaty with the People's Republic of China reached on Friday (29 September).

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    Anti-Japanese demonstrations have been mounting in Taiwan following the Japanese treaty with the People's Republic of China reached on Friday (29 September).

    At first the demonstrations were confined to demands for a boycott of Japanese imports. This spread to active picketing of stores stocking Japanese goods, and eventually led to vivid cations such as the one at the port of Keelung where doctors and nurses set fire to several cases of Japanese medicines.

    In Taipei on Sunday (1 October), students destroyed posters of the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Kakuei Tanaka, and lit a symbolic bonfire of cartons which had contained Japanese goods. They then stood in front of the statue of Sun Yat Sen, who is described as the "founder of modern China", and took an oath pledging to "fight the Japanese to the bitter end with force and also in the economic, political and cultural fields."
    But journalists, who almost out-numbered the demonstrators, noted cynically that the anti-Japanese protestors were wearing Japanese watches and carrying Japanese cameras.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA844GVGZCXZ411EAG6KRRBVO35
    Media URN:
    VLVA844GVGZCXZ411EAG6KRRBVO35
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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