Chinese Protesters Chant "Down With US Imperialists", Attack Car Of US Ambassador In Beijing

Tyler Durden's picture

Anti-Japan protests may have quieted down on the day after the anniversary of Japan's invasion of China (which is not saying much: after disappearing for two weeks, perhaps in some Las Vegas strip club, the Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping denounced Japan's decision to buy disputed islands "as a farce" on Wednesday and said Tokyo should "rein in its behavior"), but that does not mean anything has been resolved, and the Chinese 1000 boat armada is still supposedly on its way to the Senkakus. Elsewhere, the US foreign department may have to promptly find an anti-Buddhist hate tape made in the US, because otherwise the attack of the US ambassador Gary Locke's car in Beijing may have to be explained using good old fashioned simmering hatred and anti-American sentiment without an actual inflamatory event. LA Times reports: "The car of the U.S. ambassador to China was surrounded by a small group of demonstrators on Tuesday, who damaged the vehicle and briefly prevented it from entering the U.S. Embassy compound in Beijing. A YouTube video of the incident showed the protesters chanting slogans such as “down with the U.S. imperialists” and, in an apparent reference to the Chinese government’s purchase of U.S. government debt, “return the money!

The five-minute video shows a black car approaching the embassy and attempting to turn into the gate. As the demonstrators surrounded the vehicle, several dozen Chinese police and uniformed guards rushed to the scene. Several water bottles were thrown at the car and one man could be seen banging on the hood of the vehicle.


The security forces quickly surrounded the automobile and pushed the demonstrators away from it.


A State Department spokesperson said Ambassador Gary Locke’s car sustained minor damage but the ambassador was unharmed. The spokesperson said the U.S. had “registered our concern” with China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The U.S. Embassy is located near the Japanese Embassy, which has been targeted by thousands of Chinese protesters in recent days voicing complaints over the Japanese government’s move to purchase islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by China.

Finally, it appears someone gets it:

In an apparent reference to that dispute and the United States’ security treaty with Japan, some of the demonstrators chanted: “The U.S. government is the mastermind.”

Yesterday China already suggested dumping Japanese bonds as retaliation, following our earlier hypothetical of just who is more likely to dump US paper, should America pick the wrong side to support: recall that both China and Japan now hold over $1.1 trillion in US debt. Things are increasingly looking like China may be it, further explaining why the BOJ .

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HelluvaEngineer's picture

WWIII is gonna be the best one ever!

Short Memories's picture

Death to Tyler!
Behead all those that insult the Chinese leader-in-waiting !!!!


Sorry, couldn't help myself

Comay Mierda's picture

There is a rumor based on a Lindsey Williams interview (dont laugh) that China started selling oil for yuan on Sept. 6

It's interesting that the dollar starting taking a shit right after that, and before QE-Infinity announcement

Does anyone know if there is an official source for this information?

ms1408's picture

They hate us for our Citizenism. Right AnAnonymousse?

Chump's picture

No man, what they're doing is US Citizenismation.  I know it seems confusing, but consider the following example: ever stubbed your toe on a door frame or table leg?  That is some US Citizenism bullshit right there.

cossack55's picture

Is that a Lexus they are driving? No, I guess a Lexus would be on fire.

economics9698's picture

Fucking Chinks are getting smarter by the day.

GetZeeGold's picture




If they hold back our shipments of footballs.....what the hell will we have to spike?


EvlTheCat's picture


The circus can only get more bizarre.

TruthHunter's picture

EvlTheCat: " Heads..

:The circus can only get more bizarre."

Could Football go full circle?...back to kicking heads between feudal villages.

This way there's no question about Brain damage! 

TruthInSunshine's picture

In other news, a Chinese Attaché  from China's Ministry of Foreign Investment was attacked by a throng of angry Americans on a Washington D.C. sidewalk, with the infuriated mob shouting "running Chinese dogs of capitalism!" and "Capitalistic pig!"

monad's picture

Pay royalties, you IP theives! It was not Hilary's to give!

TruthHunter's picture

economics9698: "Fucking Chinks are getting smarter by the day."


Actually the leadership is running scared. They know that if they don't quickly

find somebody for the proletariat to hate they're toast. They can't placate the masses

with 10% growth anymore.

Carl Spackler's picture

Very interesting read of the tea leaves, Truth Hunter.

I know this, my caucasian sister and brother-in-law are moving back stateside from Shanghai today and, before leaving, they made a similar comment.

The "economic miracle" that was China during the past decade may be on the verge of collapsing from within, so what better an action in the moment than to solidify power and simultaneously take pent up frustration out of the equation by agressively moving on a long-standing enemy...the empire of Japan !

WW3 may not be too far off, should China also tie itself to Iran to ensure energy delivery in times of turbulence.

Cathartes Aura's picture

remember back in 1971 when Heinz Alfred Kissinger opened China's doors? 

no really, remember?

what is happening now can only clearly be viewed from a longer timeline's perspective.

smlbizman's picture

the most important thing i worry about i still going to be ableto get my #62 with won ton on thursday nights?

AnAnonymous's picture

Those might be 'american' chinese who no longer take.

They would hate US americans the same way 'Americans' hated the King.

They do not hate 'americanism' though and probably wish to accomplish even more glorious 'american' deeds.

francis_sawyer's picture

Instant TYLER Classic (lol)


"Elsewhere, the US foreign department may have to promptly find an anti-Buddhist hate tape made in the US..."

GetZeeGold's picture



That interview was total bullshit.


Funny though......

aint no fortunate son's picture

Interesting how the 2 obligatory squads of police come running up right on queue and know exactly where to line up, why, it almost looks like it was staged!

post turtle saver's picture

Time to dust off the Monroe Doctrine again and give NAFTA some teeth. The US neighbors in Mexico would appreciate that... people whine about the Chinese taking US jobs... when NAFTA was enacted, however, jobs actually did a transfer from US into Mexico (which was the whole point... stabilize Mexico with better employment opportunities). They didn't end up in China until the Chinese undercut Mexican labor rates. The nanosecond the US observed that happening is when the trade barriers should have gone up.

Even so, all I see above is the usual list of wanna-be pillow biters and their typical passive-aggressive economic approach to US world dominance. Even with all the mistakes made NAFTA and Eurozone are the biggest producers in the world. That's not going to change anytime soon and those arrangements are wholly owned by the petro-dollar.

Cathartes Aura's picture

not so sure those maquiladoras just over the imaginary line between nationstates were about stabilizing Mexico's employment opportunities

given that as soon as more Special Economic Zones were opened up in nationstates that allowed for even "cheaper labour" costs, those "multi-national" corporations bailed repeatedly - camping in exotic Asian locales, resulting in FoxxConn, and enforced volunteer student internships for no pay, months of fourteen hour, seven day weeks for zero pay, just to get those i-gadgets into amrka's dirty little paws. . .

by the way, those Special Economic Zones are up for consideration in the Homeland now, ask Idaho, Ohio and Michigan all about the details. . .

Big Slick's picture

Tyler, if you could fight anyone today, who would you fight?

ZeroAvatar's picture

Yesterday I was reading an article that stated Tehran was ready to exchange renmimbi for oil.


FORBES had some info, re: China, Iran

Glass Steagall's picture

Radioactive drywall baby formula coming to a store near you.. soon.

tmosley's picture

But you won't be able to afford it, because the Chinese won't be subsidizing your purchases with monetary policy any more.

Glass Steagall's picture

Good to see you, T-Mos. Ain't seen ya in a while.

Cathartes Aura's picture

on the shelf, right between the GM-Korn-fud-stuffs and the bottled fluoridated water tm.

Dr. No's picture

The only reason they would use Yuan to buy oil is so they can buy from Iran directly.  Due to sanctions they need to be sneeky about it, using printed yuan or as the rumor goes, gold.

To be honest, it is foolish.  They have $1T in a vault, why would they not continue to buy oil with that money?  What good does a stacks of money in vault have?  Geithner must have a compromising pic of the premier. Or, China is desperate to keepp the dollar "strong" so they can continue to ship crap and keep their "economy" running.

frenzic's picture

deleted for putting this in the wrong place.

frenzic's picture

GIYF. Oh that's right, it isn't. No evil eh?

Overfed's picture

Here's the story I saw. Not sure why it hasn't been picked up by Tyler. Maybe it's BS?

peter4805's picture

Every time nations move to sell commodities in currencies other than USD, bad things happen. Does anyone else see a pattern here? Iraq first and then Libya were quickly villified after announcing they would sell oil for gold. On Sept. 6 China announced that the foundation was in place to bypass the US dollar and conduct trade in Yuan. Suddenly China is the big, bad villain in a dispute over some obscure islands. To me, this whole island thing smells.

WeAreJellyfish's picture

Death to Tyler?

If he was a real person, with a real agenda (tagline is waiting for everyone to die - mission statement?) who actually held real assets do you still think anyone could kill him?

If Tyler could be killed do you not think all that he exposes, criticizes and makes fun of would be behind such an effort?

So please tell me how this spinelessjellyfish of what is being tagged as a human being is not the same source of leeching dishonest money that he publishes about.


or live a life of a slave just like 99% of humanity.

eaglefalcon's picture

Used to think that several contributors write under the name Tyler Durden. Now I figure that Tyler is just one real person. You can't find two people writing in the same style. The whole paragraph consists of one sentence and 20 clauses and sub-clauses. Was he writing COBOL code for shearson Lehman brothers before he became a trader?

monkeyboy's picture

Well this could be a 21st Century Franz Ferdinand in the making.


(...not the band)

Peter Pan's picture

For those that are quick to predict WWIII, let me remind them that Einstein once said that "WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones." Do I need to explain what that means?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Nope, we get it.  The important thing is holding off the fireworks until after options expiration!

TuesdayBen's picture

Obama better get his ass over to Beijing and bow deeply - the technique has worked wonders elsewhere.

machineh's picture

Or else call off his trade war against Chinese auto parts, now that Chinese retaliation against U.S. vehicles has devolved to tire irons and baseball bats.

WeAreJellyfish's picture


So you can buy more fireworks before you become fireworks?

Chump's picture


Antifaschistische's picture

It means, a good rifle and 5,000 rounds of 30.06 makes you the winner