Chinese demand their country defend its claim to Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea. The protests coincide with the anniversary of Japan's 1930 invasion of China.
Anti-Japan protesters throw water bottles towards the Japanese Embassy while marching on a street outside the embassy, Beijing, China, September 18, 2012.
Protesters hold images they claim show Japanese imperial army soldiers who killed Chinese during World War II at an anti-Japan protest in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, Sepember 18, 2012.
Demonstrators are surrounded by uniformed policemen and paramilitary policemen during a protest against Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province, September 18, 2012.
A woman walks past paramilitary police officers standing guard during anti-Japan protests near the Japanese Consulate General, Shanghai, China, September 18, 2012.
Beijing's Silk Market, a popular tourist destination, launched a boycott of Japanese products for the anniversary of Japan's 1930 invasion of China. Banners delcare that boycott and that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China, September 18, 2012. (VOA)
This Japanese owned and operated 7-11 suspended its operations. The state-run China Daily newspaper reports that nearly 200 of the convenience stores closed across China Tuesday, September 18, 2012. (VOA)
A sign at Japanese clothing store Uniqlo's entrance said it would "temporarily close" starting Monday, Beijing, China, September 18, 2012. (VOA)
Most Japanese retailers were closed on Tuesday following the looting and destruction of other businesses and factories in China. In many establishments, owners hung Chinese flags to prevent attacks, Beijing, China, September 18, 2012. (VOA)