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China says Japan tension could hurt trade

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 01:01

Sept. 13 - China says escalating tensions over disputed islands could affect trade between Japan and China, as dozens protest outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Dozens continue protests outside of the Japanese embassy in Beijing. It is the third day of demonstrations against Japan's announced purchase of island territory long-disputed by the two nations. China considers the move a breach of sovereignty, with protesters across China calling for a boycott of Japanese products. China's Vice Minister of Commerce warned on Thursday that trade with Japan could be hurt by the dispute. But he hinted that the government saw nothing wrong with a peaceful boycott of Japanese goods. Attacks on Japanese cars in protests in recent weeks led a Nissan Motor executive to say that the tensions were already affecting business with China. China is Japan's largest trading partner, and is a major market for Japanese cars and electronics.

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China says Japan tension could hurt trade

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 01:01