In the latest twist to China's anti-Japanese protests, a Chinese district has offered to pay damages to Japanese restaurants damaged by rioters. The Yomiuri Shimbun reports (scroll down):
The Changning District government in Shanghai will compensate Japanese restaurants and shops in the area for damage caused by protesters during Saturday's anti-Japanese demonstration, sources close to the restaurants said Monday.Nice, but an apology would be better. And conducting diplomacy through traditional means, rather than by stage-managing violent protests, would be best of all.
The Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai, which is located in the district, confirmed the offer, but the Chinese central government in Beijing has not apologized for the damage.