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    Man Beaten in Anti-Japan Riot

    China video of man beaten in anti-Japan riot spurs soul-searching
    Anti-Japan protests in China have hurt businesses and people, including a Chinese driver left partially paralyzed after an attack in Xian.
    LATimes.com
    September 27, 2012
    By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times

    BEIJING — The $15,000 that factory worker Li Jianli saved up to buy his white Toyota Corolla turned out to be nowhere near the costliest part of the deal. He nearly paid with his life.

    Li was out in the central city of Xian on a recent Saturday afternoon looking for an apartment for his soon-to-be-married son when he happened to steer the car into one of the anti-Japanese demonstrations that were rocking China.

    Then Li made another mistake: He leaped out of the car to plead with the mob not to trash the vehicle, which he'd bought just last year. A burly young man smashed him over the head with a U-shaped steering-wheel lock.

    Li, 51, now lies in hospital bed, partially paralyzed as a result of the Sept. 15 beating. A video of the beating was released Wednesday by a reporter with the Beijing Youth Daily, prompting a round of soul-searching over the violence that engulfed China this month.

    The anti-Japanese riots, prompted by a dispute over some uninhabited islands, have taken a psychological and economic toll on China. Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and Suzuki announced this week that they were pausing their production in China because of reduced demand, a move that will harm Japanese joint ventures with Chinese companies and potentially cost Chinese jobs. The number of flights between Japan and China have been reduced as well.

    "Japan will really be hurt because China is its largest trading partner, but this is not so good for China either," said Hu Xingdou, an economics professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology. "We are looking at billions of dollars of losses coming out of this conflict."

    In protests in more than 80 cities, Japanese-owned factories and stores were looted and set on fire. Hundreds if not thousands of Japanese-model cars were overturned and destroyed. In isolated cases, Japanese nationals were attacked. Two in Shanghai went to hospitals for treatment, but their injuries were not serious, a spokesman for the Japanese Embassy said.

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    Re: Man Beaten in Anti-Japan Riot

    This happened almost 2 weeks ago, but the first I heard of it was today.
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    I really hope this crisis resolves itself ASAP.

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    No protests or violence occurs without the Chinese Government approval. Keep this state-sponsored terrorism in mind when you consider buying Chinese goods.

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    Re: Man Beaten in Anti-Japan Riot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    No protests or violence occurs without the Chinese Government approval. Keep this state-sponsored terrorism in mind when you consider buying Chinese goods.
    Yes indeed. This **** is about as "spontaneous" as the 9/11 embassy and consulate attacks and murders.

    Tyrannical governments know that there's a good percentage of the population who are stupid and brutal enough that they can be egged on to do anything. Anything.

    Civilization remains a thin and fragile veneer over humanity's base behaviors. This poor guy paid a heavy price.
    1. No car is worth a life-changing injury.
    2. "Reasoning" with a mob deals with two mutually exclusive words.
    3. "Pleading" with a psychopath is only inviting attack.

    Setting factories on fire is about as smart as rioting and burning a few blocks of your city (Detroit, anyone?) after your team wins a title.
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    To be sure, Amphibian. They have a perfect hate for the Japanese. This is sad.
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    Am I harsh for thinking that perhaps he should have done his pleading with the accelerator pedal?
    I want a car so violent that the mere thought of full throttle would cause a heart attack. That actually going wide open throttle in would result in nothing less than instant death!
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    Re: Man Beaten in Anti-Japan Riot

    And that kids, is why you NEVER buy a Corolla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    I really hope this crisis resolves itself ASAP.
    How? It is doubtful the Japanese will give up these islands and China defiantly won't. The Chinese government wants this crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    How? It is doubtful the Japanese will give up these islands and China defiantly won't. The Chinese government wants this crisis.
    For the sake of these people being affected and peace, I am hoping it will be relieved. How is up for debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    For the sake of these people being affected and peace, I am hoping it will be relieved. How is up for debate.
    Bubonic Plague breaking out in some major Chinese cities might calm things down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Setting factories on fire is about as smart as rioting and burning a few blocks of your city (Detroit, anyone?) after your team wins a title.
    Hey! That was almost 30 years ago. And it only ranks 9th in all-time.

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    Another argument for debadging.

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    Would I also be wrong in assuming that the Chinese would never let a Japanese truck tow a vehicle driven by the wife of their lowest government worker let alone a Space Shuttle?
    I want a car so violent that the mere thought of full throttle would cause a heart attack. That actually going wide open throttle in would result in nothing less than instant death!
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    Re: Man Beaten in Anti-Japan Riot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    No protests or violence occurs without the Chinese Government approval. Keep this state-sponsored terrorism in mind when you consider buying Chinese goods.
    I remember one protest that happened without approval...



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