So the protestors sail off to the Diaoyu Islands. But when they arrive, there is a problem: how to get ashore. The rocks hardly lend themselves to leaping from the boat, and landing craft could be too easily stopped. Hence, a novel idea has emerged - a jetski to whisk a vanguard ashore. Racing between the Japanese guard boats could be twice as exciting as an outing at Sai Kung, and a hundred times more dangerous. Just imagine the reaction of the Japanese as a strange shape hurtles towards them: shades of kamikaze in the East China Sea. Perhaps that is why one organiser says they're having some insurance problems. But they'll handle that. 'It will be okay,' he forecast. 'We'll get travel insurance.' The advertisement seeks someone who offers leadership 'through a period of growth and change', sensitivities in an increasingly complex environment, 'integrity, maturity, stature' and 'an awareness of community aspirations in the fast changing Hong Kong environment'. A job description for the Chief Executive, maybe? No, it's what the KCRC expects from its new Chairman and Chief Executive. Just a couple of things missing. Being bilingual is mentioned as an advantage, but would being Chinese be even more of a plus point? Oh - and there's no mention of what salary that person of stature and integrity might expect. Readers of the London Times may not have received their copies of Friday's edition yet, so here's a preview of what columnist Bernard Levin has to tell them about Hong Kong. Something very remarkable has 'now' happened, Mr Levin informs us - alerting his readers to a six-page report on Hong Kong appearing in Newsweek. That sent us out to buy the latest edition of the magazine, which contained nothing very remarkable about Hong Kong, indeed nothing at all. Being of a patient disposition, we went back to Mr Levin's article for a fresh insight into events around us. 'Already there are demonstrations, almost daily, and even the most innocent visitor would not mistake their purpose; they are demonstrations against the Communists,' he reported. Funny, we thought all those rallies of recent weeks were against the Japanese. Still, we ploughed on, and were rewarded with the news that 'one of the most senior and powerful Communists - Li Peng' has been to Hong Kong where he was met by a crowd of demonstrators. That would have been a real scoop. But, at that point, a reality finally dawned which may not have been apparent to readers in Britain. The magisterial Mr Levin was writing not about something happening 'now' as he put it, but about the four-month-old Newsweek cover story that set off a spat between the Governor and the business community. The demonstrations he reported were those of last spring, and the visit was that of Lu Ping, not Li Peng, back in April. Mr Levin calls Hong Kong one of his 'King Charles's Heads', meaning an obsession which over-rides normal powers of judgment - not to mention timeliness. Quite.