|After Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda declared on July 7 that Japan plans to nationalize the Diaoyu Islands, the dispute between China and Japan over the islands escalated to a new level. Patriotic Chinese in the US has their say last Thursday.
19日早晨,纽约(New York)华人社团(Chinese associations)、学生组织和普通民众在日本(Japan)驻纽约总领事馆门前举行了上千人的保钓示威活动。
报道称，纽约参加示威民众在华埠(Chinatown)孔子铜像(statue of Confucius)聚集。他们手拿中华人民共和国(People's Republic of China)国旗，以及各种横幅标语，共同前往日本驻纽约领事馆。在美东华人社团联合总会共同(East Coast Chinese Association Federation)主席梁冠军(Liang Guanjun)的率领下，上千示威人群在日本驻纽约领事馆楼下高呼"钓鱼台(Diaoyu Islands)是中国的"等口号，抗议日本首相野田佳彦(Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda)就钓鱼岛主权问题做出的决定。
Morning of July 19, more than 1000 people from organizations of Chinese in New York, student organizations and ordinary people demonstrated in front of the Japanese Consulate in New York for the 'protection of the Diaoyu Islands'.
It is reported that the demonstrators gathered at the Confucius statue in Chinatown. They carried flags of the People's Republic of China and various placards, heading together towards the Japanese Consulate. Under the leadership of Liang Guangjun, chairman of the East Coast Chinese Association Federation, over one thousands demonstrators shouted underneath the Japanese Consulate "Diaoyu Islands belong to China" and other slogans. They protested against the decisiveness of Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda on the matter of sovereign rights of the islands.
The demonstrators said that Japan is any unilateral measures that Japan might take concerning the Diaoyu Islands are illegal. They cannot change the reality by which the island belongs to China. Liang Guanjun explained that in order to protect sovereign rights from being violated, Chinese organizations in New York decided to demonstrate for the protection of the islands in front of the Japanese Consulate.
Original article published by People's Daily
 学生组织 xuésheng zǔzhī- Student organizations
 总领事馆 zǒng lǐngshìguǎn - Consulate
 保钓 bǎo diào - Protect 'diao', protecting China's rights over Diaoyu Islands
示威活动 shìwēi huódòng - Demonstration
国旗 guóqí - National flag
 横幅标语 héngfú biāoyǔ- Signs, placards
 率领 shuàilǐng - Leadership
 示威人群 shìwēi rénqún - Demonstrators
 高呼 gāo hū - Shout
 口号 kǒuhào - Slogans
 主权 zhǔquán - Sovereign rights
 单方面举措 dānfāngmiàn jǔ cuò - Unilateral measures
 非法 fēifǎ- Illegal
 侵犯 qīnfàn - Violate