Skip to comments.China: HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands
Posted on 08/13/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands
A Hong Kong activist group set sail on Sunday for the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku in Japan, in an attempt to join forces with counterparts from the mainland China and Taiwan to assert China's sovereignty over the islands.
The official Global Times reported that the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands set sail at noon from the Tsim Sha Tsui pier in Hong Kong with four crewmembers and 11 activists aboard, including one Macanese and one mainland Chinese.
Chan Miu-tak, chairman of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, told Japans Kyodo News that their "protect Diaoyu" ship is expected to be joined at sea in Tuesday by two other vessels, one from Xiamen in southeastern China and the other from Taiwan, in a coordinated attempt to sail to the islands. August 15 is the memorial day of victory over Japan during World War II.
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Oil is the real issue here.
This will some day be a very big deal.
Someone is going to get their eye poked out.
Time for a couple of fast-attack to surface and beach the lead elements of a Marine battalion .... and the rest of the regiment to follow "at the convenience of the Government".
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