Must protest

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 October, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 October, 1996, 12:00am

I refer to the letter from Joshua Tam, headlined, 'Not convinced' (South China Morning Post, September 26), which left me feeling upset and disappointed.

He asks why we boycott goods from Japan rather than China.

Although I am only a sixth form, secondary school student, I still know the meaning of nationalism and how to distinguish between right and wrong.

The way I read his letter, he seemed to be supporting the capture of the Diaoyu Islands by Japan.

I wonder if he is a Chinese or not. If the answer is 'yes', then I feel sorry about what he has said. Clearly, the Diaoyu Islands belong to China. There is evidence to show the islands belong to China. In the late Qing Dynasty, Empress Cixi gave the islands to a Chinese man. This was recorded in a US report.

Now, it is time that we Chinese stood up for our rights. We must protest about our islands and support the suppression of Japanese militarism. If we do not do something to show our anger, I fear that the Diaoyu Islands may be lost to us.