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Taiwanese fishermen land on Taiping Island
Taiwanese fishermen land on Taiping Island

By Sophia Yang
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

To assert Taiwan's sovereignty over the Taiping Island, four Taiwanese fishing boats have organized a “joint trip” to sail to the island. The boats left...full story
updated 2016-07-25 11:11 PM
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Taiwanese fishermen land on Taiping Island Taiwanese fishermen land on Taiping Island
By Sophia Yang
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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