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More Anti-Japan Violence Hits China

Anti-Japanese protests in the western Chinese city of Shanghai turned violent Saturday, with protesters pelting the Japanese consulate with rocks, bottles and eggs.

Several thousand people took to the streets of Shanghai as part of a new wave of anti-Japanese protests over Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and Tokyo's alleged downplaying of war atrocities.

In Beijing, police are out in force waiting for protests to begin in the capital.

State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan told the official Xinhua news agency that China's government is urging people to protest in a calm and orderly manner.

Japan's Foreign Minister, Nobutaka Machimura, arrives Sunday in Beijing for talks with his Chinese counterpart, Li Zhaoxing, to discuss relations between the two countries.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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