• Kyodo


Sixty-three percent of respondents to a recent Chinese newspaper poll said they favor boycotting Japanese products to protest Tokyo’s territorial claims to the Senkaku Islands.

The Beijing News reported Saturday that 55.1 percent of the respondents said they would take action to boycott Japanese products, a frequent refrain among protesters who took part in anti-Japan demonstrations over the past two weeks.

By comparison, only 28.0 percent of the respondents said they do not support an “indiscriminate” boycott.

The Beijing News conducted the poll Aug. 20 and 21 over the Internet in response to calls for a boycott of Japanese products during anti-Japan demonstrations.

Asked what the impact of a boycott would have, 61.2 percent responded, “no impact,” or “little impact in the short term.”

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