Local NPC deputies put their oar in on row over Tokyo's detention of boat captain The collision between a Chinese fishing boat and two Japanese patrol boats off the disputed Diaoyu Islands and the detention of the mainland captain is causing choppy waters in Hong Kong - and not just among the ever-vocal activists campaigning for China's rights to the islands. Hong Kong deputies of the National People's Congress are putting their oar in too. The deputies, who visited Jiangsu in July, recently received a letter from the provincial government seeking their support for a plan to develop an ecological science park in Lianyungang city jointly with the Japanese and South Korean governments. On Thursday, they decided to reply that they supported the project - but that parts involving Japanese co-operation should be suspended. 'How can we talk about co-operation with them now?' said Peter Wong Man-kong, one of the Hong Kong deputies. Tsang fails to bridge generation gap Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his aides are sparing no effort to engage with the internet-savvy young generation, but whether their message is getting across is open to question. The latest effort was the launch of the Chief Executive's Office's official Facebook page under the name of 'Upper Albert Road' on Wednesday. A video clip on the page featured Tsang telling young people who had just got their first job after leaving school not to give up. As if to show Tsang's familiarity with the latest gadgets, it began with a shot of the chief executive looking at the script on an Apple iPad placed on his thigh. Citing his failures when applying for jobs more than four decades ago, he told the young people not to 'show fear of setbacks', adding: 'Youngsters must have confidence in society'. But the sales pitch failed to impress most of the 180-plus people who responded to his message. Some mocked him for having to read the script on his iPad, which they said made his message unconvincing. Tung given nostalgic welcome at DAB office Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may have been chief executive for five years but it seems the city's biggest political party - and supposedly the government's main ally - still feels a touch of nostalgia for his predecessor Tung Chee-hwa. Tung, now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visited the headquarters of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong two months ago for the first time since he stepped down, and received a warm welcome. Speaking as the founder of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, Tung delivered a talk on the Sino-US relationship - taking care, we're told, not to make any comment on local politics. 'Of course Mr Tung is much more warmly welcomed here,' one party member said. 'Since Mr Tsang became the chief executive, he has only visited our headquarters twice, and on both occasions to solicit our votes.'