Chinese authorities now firmly surround the protests and the police photos of diffuse damage against authors stores or Japanese factories in China, to gather evidence that could lead to their arrest. And encourage a "rational patriotism" through the media and social networks.
Friday, September 21, the Youth Daily Beijing told the story of Li Jianli, seriously wounded by a dozen protesters in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, as he drove a car brand in Japan. "In reading it, I wanted to cry, everyone has a rational patriotism and protect our compatriots," said one user on Sina Weibo, the largest microblogging site.
On Sina Weibo, users are asked to show their patriotism rationally. A Canton police issued on its official account, a call to this effect with the image of a heart in the colors of China.
The microblogging site has a special page with the following: "We strongly oppose the violation of our sovereignty by Japan we do not tolerate damage to property and feelings of our fellow today, we use the force of reason to declare: we are angry, but we do not lose the reason we cry, but we do not propagate rumors we are warm-blooded, but we did not resort to indiscriminate violence! Today, it begins with us, we use the power of reason to express ourselves. Love the country so rational! '
However, not all seem to have heard that message. A young woman from Canton testified on his microblog account of the experience of a friend during a business trip to Japan in diplomatic turmoil between the two countries. In a restaurant, he was offered a dish where these words were inscribed in characters: "Thank you China" ... The restaurant owner told him: "Thank you for coming still in Japan, I hope there will be peace and friendship." But she had to withdraw her post after receiving a barrage of insults, says the site Blockedonweibo.
Two bloggers famous Han Han and Li Chengpeng, have also published articles criticizing nationalist violence. "Buy a Japanese car does not mean we lack patriotism. None of those who bought Japanese cars think they support the violation by Japan of Chinese territory, they just want a fuel-efficient vehicle, fuel efficient and easy to maintain, "said Han Han, also car driver.
Under the title Confessions of a traitor, Li Chengpeng is the hypocrisy of a situation where public television, which has been amply covered boycotts of Japanese products, buy Japanese equipment without interference, while the citizens of the street it is threatened. His text was widely circulated on social networks, with tens of thousands of comments.
"In this country that specializes in the production of patriots, the biggest challenge for a writer is not to improve their work or discover new, but try not to be seen as a traitor," said it.