China to Protest Arrest of Activists on Disputed Island

Japan arrested five on an uninhabited island claimed by both Japan and China

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A group of Chinese activists landed on an island chain disputed with Japan on Wednesday, staking their claim of sovereignty despite warnings from the Japanese coastguard in a move bound to infuriate Tokyo.

The Hong Kong fishing vessel, carrying around a dozen activists from Hong Kong, Macau and China, was closely tailed by around a dozen Japanese coastguard vessels and pummeled with water cannon, but activists still managed to break through.