Mobs in China

| Mon Oct. 18, 2010 10:20 AM EDT

From China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, displaying just how troubled they are by a weekend of violent anti-Japanese riots:

It is understandable that some people expressed their outrage against the recent erroneous words and deeds on the Japanese side. Patriotism should be expressed rationally and in line with law.

It's good to see that the Chinese authorities have suddenly become so tolerant of free speech and free assembly rights, isn't it?

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