The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996.                       Photo: AFP The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996.                       Photo: AFP
The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996. Photo: AFP
Old Hong Kong

When nuclear tests in Xinjiang put China and Greenpeace on a collision course

  • Greenpeace took issue with the nuclear tests at Lop Nor in 1996, but China’s foreign ministry called the campaign group’s objections ‘entirely unreasonable’
  • Insult was added to injury for Greenpeace representatives after they arrived in Hong Kong when governor Chris Pattern was too busy to meet them

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The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996.                       Photo: AFP The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996.                       Photo: AFP
The MV Greenpeace, a 58-metre converted tugboat carrying 32 passengers from 18 countries, during a three-day stopover in Manila, the Phillipines in June, 1996. Photo: AFP
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