Caught in the middle of the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands protest in Beijing, China (video)


Tension between China and Japan hasn’t been calm since the 1937 Rape of Nanking, in which hundreds of thousands of Chinese were killed by Japanese troops. Most of China is still unforgiving regarding this incident, which is probably a reason for such anger regarding the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, which Japan, China and Taiwan claim as theirs. Not stating the now protest in Beijing, China against Japan concerning the islands are related to any conflict between the two countries since 1937. However, who knows when matters will seize.

Speaking of the protest, all my mom (whom is here in Beijing, CN visiting me) I were doing was just trying to do today was make our way to the US Embassy to handle my Absentee Voting Ballot matter to which the taxi driver then said to us “Wǒmen bùnéng zǒu zhè tiáo lù”, meaning “We can’t go this way”. Therefore mom and I had to walk the rest of the way to the embassy. When we got out of the taxi and then saw large numbers of policemen, military men, helicopters, and crowds of people, as perhaps many were protesters, it dawned on me that we were in the middle of the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands protest. Mom was scared, as she gripped my arm tightly like, “Son, let’s hurry away from this”, though she has no understanding of the situation. But I understood her though. She just didn’t want to be around any drama and don’t want the same for me as I’m the one who’ll still be here after she return back to the states (USA). But we made it safety to the embassy, which wasn’t anything I was worried about anyway. However, being that there are Anti-American protests taking place in both Libya and Egypt due to the Innocence of Muslims film, which is an “Anti-Islam” film made by a ‘fake’ Israeli man, insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammad, I’m keep watching over this China-Japan conflict, though it has nothing to do with my country.