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Anti-Japan protests across southern China
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Thousands of Chinese targeted Japanese cars and businesses in the southern Chinese cities of Zhuhai and Guangzhou on Saturday as protests spread to other major cities amid growing tension between Asia's two biggest economies over a group of disputed islands. Paramilitary police with shields and batons tried to hold back, and occasionally scuffled with, the crowd of slogan-chanting, flag-waving protesters. In Zhuhai, protesters destroyed at least one Japanese-made car and smashed in the store front of camera-maker, Canon. The long-standing territorial dispute escalated dramatically on Friday when China sent six surveillance ships to a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, raising tension between the two countries to its highest level since 2010.