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  1. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A local ship full of activists heading for the Diaoyu Islands in an effort to declare Chinese sovereignty over them has been stopped by the Marine Department and police for the second time in two days. The incidents on Saturday and yesterday were the first time Hong Kong authorities have blocked protest trips by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands ...

  2. Search for sturdy boat may delay protesters' Diaoyu trip

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A planned trip by Hong Kong activists to the disputed Diaoyu Islands is likely to be delayed because organisers have been unable to find a boat that could survive being rammed by Japanese coastguard vessels. Or Wah, chairman of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said the journey- originally scheduled for late this month- would most likely take place ...

  3. Diaoyu activists want aircraft carrier built

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang An activist group plans to urge Beijing to take a tougher stance over the hotly contested Diaoyu Islands, and to build an aircraft carrier to protect the nation's waters. Yesterday's pledge by the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands came after Japan's coastguard published a chart showing the location on one of the islands of a lighthouse the Japanese ...

  4. Diaoyu mission 'carefully timed'

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing carefully planned a mission on Monday by two ships into contested territorial waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands to declare sovereignty, according to a mainland ... by Japanese media. The Diaoyu Islands, which lie roughly midway between Okinawa and Taiwan, have been under Japanese control since China's defeat in the 1895 Sino-Japanese war, but the mainland ...

  5. Second mission to head for disputed islands

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung More than a dozen mainland and Hong Kong activists plan to leave Xiamen for the Diaoyu Islands tomorrow. It is the second group in less than a week to go to the disputed islands in a bid to demonstrate mainland sovereignty. Chan Yu-nam, a member of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said yesterday he and fellow committee member ...

  6. Diaoyu dispute marks a win for Washington

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... week, Premier Wen Jiabao threatened further action if the captain was not immediately released. 'The Diaoyu Islands are sacred Chinese territory and if Japan clings obstinately to its ... trawler was fishing in 'China's sacred territory'. Needless to say, the Japanese coastguard vessels are still patrolling around the Diaoyu Islands and Japanese officials have made ...

  7. Thwarted activists may try for islands again

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y.Fung Hong Kong activists may try to sail to the Diaoyu Islands from the city after their plan to sail from Taiwan was blocked by authorities on the island. If they do try to sail from Hong Kong, they will keep a low profile in the hope of eluding Marine Department and marine police patrols. Seven members of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands boarded ...

  8. Islands in dispute

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Who? China and Japan are in a heated clash over Japan's arrest of a fishing boat near a disputed area of the East China Sea near the Diaoyu islands. Taiwan has also ... Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China- lie in an area with rich fishing grounds that is believed to contain energy deposits. Taiwan also lays claim to the islands. Why? Why has it gone this far? ...

  9. Taipei recalls envoy over Diaoyu incident

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has decided to recall its de facto ambassador to Japan to protest against the sinking of a Taiwanese boat by the Japanese coastguard near the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. 'The foreign ministry has decided to recall our representative stationed in Japan pending further instruction,' said Foreign Minister Francisco Ou ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ma sends support message to Diaoyu Islands activists Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has openly endorsed a local group that vowed to reclaim disputed maritime territory from Japan, ... for the Protection of the Tiaoyutai last week to celebrate its establishment, his office spokesman, Wang Yu-chih, said yesterday. The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by Japan, Taiwan and the mainland. Staff ...




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