Kyodo News reports that the totally grassroots and not at all government encouraged campaign to boycott Japanese goods has found sympathy amongst doctors and hospital administrators, according to sources, Japanese companies have reported a sharp increase in the return of pharmaceutical products from Chinese hospitals.
Hospitals in Beijing began returning the products to Japanese drug distributors after massive protests broke out in China earlier this month to denounce Japan’s nationalization of the Japanese-controlled, Chinese-claimed Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu in China.
The boycott of Japanese pharmaceutical products has now spread to Tianjin in northern China, Chengdu in the south and other Chinese cities.
According to the business sources, some 30 Chinese hospitals have returned purchases or refused to renew purchase contracts.
So if you go to the hospital any time soon and doctors tell you there’s a medicine shortage, just shout out “打倒小日本！钓鱼岛属于中国！”, and ask them for some of that patriotic Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat your tumour.