Diaoyu activists

Bruce Lee's contract will help activists

Pedro Chan hopes the money from the contract signed by Bruce Lee will help activists. Photo: David Wong

Surviving Chinese "comfort women" who were forced into sex during the Japanese invasion of China will be among the beneficiaries of the auction of a movie contract signed by late kung fu hero Bruce Lee.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:01am

Asia Weekly names Diaoyu voyagers 'people of the year'

Hong Kong fishing vessel Kai Fung No 2 docks at a public pier at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Photo: SCMP Photo

Eight activists from Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland who sailed to the Diaoyu Islands to claim them for China appeared on the cover of Asia Weekly as “people of the year”.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:38pm

Diaoyu Islands protester Fang Xiaosong detained in Shenzhen

Diaoyu Islands. Photo: Xinhua

The only mainlander to set foot on the disputed Diaoyu Islands during the protest sail from Hong Kong in August was taken from his Shenzhen home by police and detained for 15 hours, a leading Hong Kong activist confirmed yesterday.

20 Oct 2012 - 11:15am 2 comments

Diaoyu activists sail into Hong Kong to a heroes' welcome

Supporters applaud as the fishing boat Kai Fung No 2, with seven aboard, returns from the Diaoyu Islands expedition. Photo: David Wong

The final members of a party that made an 11-day voyage to assert Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyus sailed home to a heroes' welcome yesterday. But as they basked in the spotlight they raised a fresh concern - the need for new blood and more money to mount future expeditions.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:59am

Diaoyu activists hail miracle voyage to islands as they return home

Kai Fung No 2 owner Lo Chau arrives at Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Photo: David Wong

The remaining seven Diaoyu voyagers yesterday made an emotional return to Tsim Sha Tsui, from where they had sailed 10 days earlier for the islands.

Captain Yeung Hong hailed their expedition, during which seven activists landed on the main island, a "miracle".

23 Aug 2012 - 2:03pm

Lawmakers welcoming Diaoyu activists in Hong Kong heckled

Legco election candidates and other politicians who joined the crowd welcoming the return of the Diaoyu activists defended themselves against accusations that they were just seeking exposure to help their campaigns.

Told by hecklers to "stop stealing publicity", they said they were there to show their support like everyone else.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:03pm