Japan frees Chinese arrested in island dispute
Japan has freed 14 Chinese activists who sailed to a group of islands that both countries claim to own.
The activists sailed to the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from Hong Kong in a protest aimed at promoting Chinese sovereignty.
Some were deported, while others agreed to sail back.
The islands are the subject of a long-running sovereignty dispute.
Tim Allman reports
- 18 August 2012
- BBC News