The arrest and deportation of the Chinese nationals who landed on one of the remote Senkaku islets last week sparked anti-Japanese demonstrations and rallies in major cities across China on Sunday as the two traded barbs over territorial shenanigans in the East China Sea.

The Chinese landing on the Japan-controlled islets was followed the same day by a Japanese landing that the Japan Coast Guard did little to deter.

Protests in Shenzhen and Hangzhou, eastern China, turned violent as protesters burned Japanese flags and vandalized Japanese restaurants and vehicles.