China rejects calls for apology

Following tensions with Taiwan, China is now in a war of words with Japan. Japan asked for an apology but Beijing responded:

Beijing has no reason to apologise over a wave of anti-Japanese protests, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has said. His Japanese counterpart, Nobutaka Machimura, had gone to Beijing seeking an apology, but Mr Li said the real issue was Japan’s wartime atrocities. Protests have continued in Chinese cities – with 10,000 people marching in Shenzhen, in the south.