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Chinese demonstrators hurl stones at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on May 9, 1999, angered by the U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during the Kosovo War, which Washington called a mistake.   © Reuters
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19 years from embassy bombing, China's anti-Americanism lives on

A generation of former student protesters determined to be world No. 1

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- In a scene that evoked memories of Beijing's landscape as it was 19 years ago, a man from Inner Mongolia last week set off an explosive device, believed to be homemade, near the U.S. embassy in the Chinese capital.

The incident took place on the afternoon of July 26, with the U.S. and China engaged in a trade war. Details regarding the explosion remain unclear. Footage of the scene shows smoke rising from the vicinity of the embassy and a chaotic aftermath.

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