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Chinese activists sail for Diaoyu Islands

08-15-2012 10:57 BJT

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A ship belonging to a Hong Kong activist group is expected to arrive near the Diaoyu Islands Wednesday morning. The goal of the trip is to assert China’s sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

The ship from the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands set sail with 13 people on board. Activists say the voyage is a response to some Japanese lawmakers’ plan to land on the Diaoyu Islands this weekend. Japan had announced it would send ships to intercept the Hong Kong activists.

It’s not the first attempt by Hong Kong activists to sail to the Diaoyu Islands. The last attempt was in 2006, when more than 20 Japanese vessels surrounded the activists’ ship and attacked it with water cannons.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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