China-Japan spat rattles Taiwan’s supply chain

The territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands, which are controlled by Japan but also claimed by Taiwan and China, has spurred anti-Japanese protests across China that have largely targeted Japanese establishments there. Well-known Japanese companies, including Japanese electronics makers Canon Inc., Panasonic Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp., suspended their operations at various plants in China following huge anti-Japanese protests across the country. In addition, Japan’s Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. have also suspended production lines at plants in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, as well as Mazda Motor Corp., which suspended operations at a plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.

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