To all those people calling for the boycott of Japanese products and those using this opportunity to attack the property of your own countrymen. You need to know that the biggest Japanese export to China isn’t cars, or television sets or manga. It’s language. About 70% of social science terms used in Chinese today came from Japanese — ‘society’, ‘economics’, ‘philosophy’, ‘environment’, ‘arts’, ‘medicine’, ‘law’, ‘rights’, and yes, even ‘protest’. If you love this country, then strive to help this country gain respect from others instead of using cheap means of displaying your intolerance.
— Programme director of CCTV 1, Xu Wenguang [via]