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Sunday, May 9, 1999 Published at 16:44 GMT 17:44 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Picture gallery: Fury at embassy bombing

Angry demonstrators gathered outside US and UK diplomatic buildings in China, in protest at Nato's bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

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The US embassy was the main target of protests in the Chinese capital, Beijing.

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Bus loads of students from university campuses swelled the protests.

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The Chinese authorities said they supported the protests as long as they remained legal.

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They also said they would protect diplomats on Chinese soil.

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There was a heavy police presence at the US embassy - already damaged by bricks and stones thrown by protesters.

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Demonstrators took to the streets in Hong Kong.

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There was anger outside the consulate of the territory's one-time rulers - the UK.

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The US consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou also attracted protests.

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