Crazzy nationalists in China !
A Chinese who wanted to disembark balloon on one of the islands Senkaku - Diaoyu controlled by Japan but claimed by China under the name Diaoyu , was rescued Wednesday 1 January by the Japanese coastguard . The man , aged 35 , who had departed Wednesday morning from the Chinese province of Fujian , was forced to request a bailout before arriving at destination , due to technical problems . A rescue helicopter had come to assist him , discovered the balloon failed at sea 22 kilometers south of the islands .
After his mishap , the man posted on his Weibo account , the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, a short message stating that he was safely back in the province of Fujian. He immediately received many messages of support , making him a "hero" , "Brother Xu, your countrymen are proud of your act pioneer ! , " Can be read in particular .
The applicant has not posted details on his journey. He announced plans on the Internet last September : "I had some expert advice today, and I am now full of meteorological knowledge ! I'll fly to the Diaoyu Islands ! , " He wrote . The text was accompanied by a picture of the Chinese flag with Senkaku - Diaoyu Islands in the background . In another message , he stated that the crossing would be " the most difficult in the history of ballooning ."
Chinese and Taiwanese activists have in the past repeatedly tried to land on these islands by boat but almost every time was blocked by the Japanese Coast Guard . However, in mid-2012 , pro- Chinese activists from Hong Kong were able to set foot and raise the Chinese flag on one of the islands Senkaku - Diaoyu before being arrested by the Japanese Coast Guard .
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