No extra security at Beijing embassy

JIJI

Chinese authorities didn’t beef up security outside the Japanese Embassy in the Chinese capital on Wednesday, the first anniversary of Japan’s purchase of some of the Senkaku Islands.

The purchase of the islets, claimed by China, sparked massive protests across China last year, many of which turned violent. Demonstrators also occupied space in front the embassy building.

But it was business as usual around the embassy building on Wednesday morning.

On the Aug. 15 anniversary of the end of World War II this year, Chinese authorities took special precautionary steps, such as traffic control, around the embassy.