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While Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s latest visit to Yasukuni Shrine throws up yet another obstacle on the road to better Sino-Japanese ties, Chinese leaders are troubled for another reason.

The shrine visit could trigger large demonstrations similar to the anti-Japanese protests that broke out around China last year — protests that could easily turn against the government.

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