Fri, August 17, 2012
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7 Chinese activists who landed on Diaoyu islands arrive in Hong Kong

2012-08-17 12:00:56 GMT2012-08-17 20:00:56(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A Chinese activist gestures as he boards a plane back to Hong Kong, China, at the airport in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 17, 2012. The plane carrying seven of the 14 Chinese activists arrested by Japan police for landing on one of the Diaoyu islands Wednesday took off from Naha airport on Friday afternoon to fly back to Hong Kong. Another seven have also boarded a plane of Japan Coast Guard to fly to Ishigaki Island where their vessel was detained and will return later Friday on the boat they came from, according to local media reports. (Xinhua/Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka)

Chinese activists prepare to board a plane back to Hong Kong, China, at the airport in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 17, 2012. The plane carrying seven of the 14 Chinese activists arrested by Japan police for landing on one of the Diaoyu islands Wednesday took off from Naha airport on Friday afternoon to fly back to Hong Kong. Another seven have also boarded a plane of Japan Coast Guard to fly to Ishigaki Island where their vessel was detained and will return later Friday on the boat they came from, according to local media reports. (Xinhua/Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka)

Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2012 shows a plane carrying 7 Chinese activists at the airport in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The plane carrying seven of the 14 Chinese activists arrested by Japan police for landing on one of the Diaoyu islands Wednesday took off from Naha airport on Friday afternoon to fly back to Hong Kong. Another seven have also boarded a plane of Japan Coast Guard to fly to Ishigaki Island where their vessel was detained and will return later Friday on the boat they came from, according to local media reports. (Xinhua/Feng Wuyong)

HONG KONG, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Seven of the 14 Chinese activists illegally detained by Japanese police for landing on one of the Diaoyu islands Wednesday arrived in Hong Kong by plane at around 19:50 local time Friday.

Their plane took off from Naha airport in southwest Japan at around 18:40 local time Friday.

The other group of seven have also boarded a plane of Japan Coast Guard to fly to Ishigaki Island where their vessel was detained and will return later Friday on the boat they came from, according to local media reports.

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