China urges ‘rational’ protests

China has urged its citizens to be calm amid further anti-Western protests in the country, focused on French supermarket chain Carrefour.

The official Communist Party newspaper, the People’s Daily, said patriotism should be expressed rationally. The protesters have been angered by disruption of the Olympic torch relay in Paris and London.

They also accuse the West of supporting Tibetan separatists, and the Western media of bias. The official Xinhua news agency said more than 1,000 people carrying banners had gathered in front of a Carrefour store in the city of Xian, and there were also protests in Harbin and Jinan. Xinhua added that police were monitoring the demonstrations in the three cities, which remained peaceful.

I love it when they say …rational. I suppose there are some things you can do ‘rationally’ in China …breath!!!

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