28 Jun. 2017
Hong Kong, China
Activists shout slogans and wave the Chinese flag aboard a vessel in Hong Kong, October 22, 2006. Japan and China have sparred over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands to Japanese and the Diaoyu Islands in China. The area is believed to lie near oil and gas reserves. In October 2006, a boat carrying activists from the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands sailed within 20 km of the main island in the chain before they were warned off by a Japanese patrol boat. Chinese writing on a banner reads: "Japan get out of the Diaoyu Islands". REUTERS/Paul Yeung/File photo SEARCH "HONGKONG TIMELINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.