Thursday January 24, 2013
Taiwan, Hong Kong activists head for disputed isles
TOKYO: A boat with seven Hong Kong and Taiwanese activists on board was Thursday heading for islands at the centre of a bitter international wrangle, a report and Japan's coastguard said.
By around 7:00 am (2300 GMT Wednesday) the vessel was 107 kilometres (66 miles) away and "sailing towards the Senkakus", Japan's coastguard said, when asked about a report from Jiji of a vessel that left Taiwan earlier.
China and Taiwan both claim the island chain, which is controlled by Tokyo. - AFP