Sticking it to Japan


Nationalist anti-Japanese protests in China reached fever pitch on September 15 and 16, 2012, as Chinese voiced anger over Japanese plans to purchased the disputed Senkaku Islands (which China calls the Diaoyu Islands) from a private Japanese owner. China’s leadership later moved to rein in the protests, which were often strident and sometimes violent. In this cartoon, posted by artist Kuang Biao (邝飚) to Sina Weibo, a nationalist Chinese protester (identified by his red headband), sticks pins into a distinctly Japanese voodoo doll with Japan’s characteristic red sun blooming like a target in the center of its belly.

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