Activists have decided to go to the disputed Diaoyu Islands again in October. But this time they have to raise $1.3 million if they want to start their journey in Hong Kong. As their boat, the Diao Yu Tai, sank off the disputed islands 14 months ago after being repeatedly rammed by Japanese coastguard vessels, the activists only have about $100,000 in their account. 'We will launch a series of fund-raising activities in the next two months,' said Law Hom-chau of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands. 'If we cannot raise enough money, we will start our crusade in Taiwan,' he said. The group will join Taiwan activists headed by Taipei councillor Chin Chieh-shou. The group is angry about a proposed visit by members of the Japanese Parliament to the islands. The activists protested outside the Japanese Consulate yesterday, urging the islands to be returned. Sovereignty of the archipelago is claimed by China, Taiwan and Japan. Mr Law said the movement had to be kept going to stop the Japanese occupying the Diaoyu Islands.