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Nissan exec: sees impact from anti-Japan protests on China sales

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co expects anti-Japan protests in China to have affected sales there in September, but the carmaker will not change its strategy there, an executive said.

"China is a growing market," Executive Vice President Takao Katagiri told reporters at a news conference on Friday.

The carmaker halted three factories in China on Sept. 27, three days ahead of a scheduled production stop, on weak demand amid anti-Japanese sentiment triggered by a row over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Mayumi Negishi; Editing by Michael Watson)

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Keywords: NISSAN CHINA/SALES