Lo Chau

Diaoyus activist avoids prosecution

Lo Chau

The top prosecutor has decided not to take legal action against the boat owner who led a voyage to the disputed Diaoyu Islands in August. A summons against Lo Chau for leaving Hong Kong waters without permission, issued by the Marine Department, was cancelled by Eastern Court on Wednesday.

Friday, 1 March, 2013, 5:35am

Activist charged over Diaoyus voyage

Tsang Kin-shing

The leader of an 11-day sea voyage to assert Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyus in August was prosecuted yesterday for leaving city waters without permission. The Marine Department said in a summons that Lo Chau, who owns the 32-metre vessel Kai Fung No 2, had ignored the department chief when he said the boat could not leave city waters without a valid excuse on the night of August 12.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:30am 11 comments

Veteran protester welcomed home after lodging complaints in Beijing

Veteran protester Lo Chau returned home yesterday after a four-day visit to Beijing to call for universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2012.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Activist delivers petition to NPC

A member of the League of Social Democrats petitioned the nation's top legislature over universal suffrage in Hong Kong with unexpected ease yesterday, suggesting mainland authorities are taking a more lenient view of dissenters in the city.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Veteran activist held on Beijing protest mission

A protest mission to Beijing launched by the League of Social Democrats suffered a setback last night when veteran activist Lo Chau was led away by police at Beijing airport despite being allowed to take a flight to the capital from Shenzhen after crossing the border.

28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Diaoyu activists all at sea after go-ahead

Activists planning to sail to the disputed Diaoyu Islands were finally given the go-ahead to launch their voyage yesterday after several days of delays and red tape forced them to postpone their journey.

But following a meeting by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands last night, organisers would not reveal when, or even if, the trip would be made.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am