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  1. Court overturns Diaoyu activist's conviction for carrying passengers

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Court of First Instance has overturned a lower court's finding that a Diaoyu Islands activist carried passengers on his boat without permission from the Marine Department. Mr Justice Andrew Chan Hing-wai said the evidence that the nine people found on Lo Hom-chau's vessel, Kai Fung No 2, were passengers rather than crew was 'very weak'. Lo ...

  2. Diaoyu activists have every right to protest

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The return of the Diaoyu Islands controversy, prompted by the recent collision between a mainland trawler with Japanese patrol boats in waters off the disputed islands ... the power to administer its foreign affairs and defence issues. But that doesn't mean the city has to follow every step the central government takes in 'managing' Diaoyu ...

  3. No reason now to hold back on Diaoyu claim

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... formidable neighbour, Japan must have calculated that it has much to gain. Thus, the recent Diaoyu Islands incident. In the past two centuries, Japan has never sought to understand China and the Chinese people. Even in the early 1970s, when China was both militarily and economically weak, Beijing never conceded its rightful claim over the Diaoyu Islands and surrounding waters. What makes ...

  4. Diaoyu peace in our time?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... increasing assertiveness. The dispute over the islands, known as the Senkakus to Japan and the Diaoyu Islands to China, goes back to the early 1970s, shortly after the United Nations Economic ... unilaterally. With nationalism on the rise in both countries, the Diaoyu issue needs to be finessed by both sides. Unless they can come up with something better, they should return to Deng's policy ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Boat pair fined over trip for Diaoyu activists

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Two Diaoyu Islands activists were fined yesterday for carrying passengers on their vessel without a licence during a planned trip to the islands. Lo Chau and Kwok Man-chiu, ... defendants and an engine operator. It was the first time the group on board, who have often sailed to the Diaoyu Islands to declare Chinese sovereignty, had had their trip blocked. The islands ...

  7. Diaoyu activists appear in court

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Marine Department inspector said his colleagues had been monitoring a fishing boat carrying Diaoyu Island activists before stopping and examining it because newspapers had ... on board who had nothing to do with the fishing vessel's operations. There were 12 passengers in total, the others being Lo, Kwok, and an engine operator. The Diaoyu Islands are claimed ...

  8. 'Rights' and law collide

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen A political commentator has accused the Hong Kong government of bowing to political pressure from Beijing by stopping local activists who wanted to sail to the Diaoyu Islands ... to block the local Diaoyu movement and deter people from participating'. Cheng believes that while Hong Kong, under the 'one country, two systems' principle, does not have the power ...

  9. Activists' Central rally

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hong Kong activists in support of Beijing's claim to the Diaoyu Islands yesterday turned their wrath on the city's government by trying to storm the Marine Department's offices, after it twice barred them from sailing to the islets. The noisy protest by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands came as other groups stepped up protests outside ...

  10. Slogans, shaved heads mark protests in HK

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the immediate release of a mainland trawler captain detained near the dispute Diaoyu Islands two weeks ago and a full apology from the Japanese government for wartime atrocities. They urged the central government to take a firm stand against Japan over the sovereignty of the Diaoyus. David Ko Wah-bing, one of the organisers and a Diaoyu Islands activist, criticised the consulate for its warning ...




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