Shop owner detained for customizing stickers with words insulting China
A shop owner in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province was detained for five days for making custom-designed car stickers featuring a Japanese rising sun flag, the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army, and the insulting words “made in Zhina.”
The rising sun flag was a symbol of Japan’s imperialist expansion in China and other Asian countries during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). The word Zhina (or Chee-na) was an insulting term that the Japanese used to refer to China in the past. Both of them remind the Chinese people of the dark years and are regarded extremely inappropriate to be shown in public.