Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high."  AP Photo/Kin Cheung Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high."  AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high." AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Diplomacy, not nationalism is way forward in island disputes

Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high."  AP Photo/Kin Cheung Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high."  AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Anti-Japan protesters show the banner reading "Release Chinese activists immediately, Sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands cannot be invaded" during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday Aug. 16, 2012. China's official Xinhua News Agency said the arrests of the 14 people, who included Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese, had caused tensions over its territorial dispute with Japan to surge "to a new high." AP Photo/Kin Cheung
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