Thousands of protesters in two southern Chinese cities held anti-Japanese protests Sunday, as Beijing appealed to protesters to be "calm and sane."
The demonstrators mobbed Japan's consulate in Guangzhou and a Japanese supermarket in Shenzhen, throwing paint, rocks and bottles and burning Japanese flags.
Earlier, Japan's foreign minister summoned China's ambassador in Tokyo to lodge an official protest after a violent rally Saturday that drew up to 10-thousand people in Beijing.
Ambassador Wang Yi emerged from the meeting Sunday with Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura to say that Beijing did not condone the protests.
The demonstrators are protesting Japan's approval of history texts that allegedly minimize atrocities committed during World World Two, and Japan's bid to gain a seat on the U.N. Security Council.