Anti-Japan protests in China 'bigger and louder'

Protesters clash with policemen as they tried to break into a hotel which leads to the Japanese consulate in Guangzhou Photo: Stringer China / Reuters

Protests outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing are bigger and louder today after yesterday's smaller demonstrations. The whole area is being heavily policed and more roads leading to Embassy closed off.

Today is anniversary of the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s and so a day normally marked with anti-Japan marches.

Far more people than usual have turned out today though because of what is seen as Japan's 'theft' of contested islands off the southern coast.

The Chinese government has ordered all Japanese businesses to close today for their own protection.