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South China Sea: France and Britain join the US to oppose China

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is in China this week for the first time and at the top of the agenda between the two nations is China's continued expansion of military installations in the S...

By refusing entry to migrant rescue ship, Italy and Malta reveal legal shortcomings

Italy's new right-wing populist interior minister, Matteo Salvini, campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform. Now, he's made good on his election promise by forbidding a ship carrying refugees ...

China’s intimidation in the South China Sea poses an economic threat to Vietnam

LONDON (East Asia Forum) -- Vietnam has lost another sea battle: a US$200 million oil and gas development project — known as the"Red Emperor" development — off Vietnam’s so...

The South China Sea Disputes: Will Taiwan’s Role Be Enhanced?

HAIKOU (IPP Review) -- For many years, Taiwan’s interests and role in the South China Sea disputes have essentially been officially ignored. But with the election of U.S. President Donald J. Tru...

US, Japan call for stop to land reclamations in South China Sea

The United States, Japan and Australia on Monday urged all claimant countries in the South China Sea to cease land reclamations, constructions and other "coercive unilateral actions" that ar...

Ex-president says tribunal ruling 'unfair,' 'unreasonable' in WSJ

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou said the Taiwanese people are "furious" about a ruling handed down by a tribunal in favor of the Philippines in its case challenging the legitimacy ...

The Philippines admits tribunal has no power to enforce decision

Francis Jardeleza, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, admitted Wednesday that even though the ruling of an arbitration tribunal in The Hague is absolutely favorable to the P...

U.S. takes no side on status of Taiping Island: Taiwan official

Taipei, July 12 (CNA) Ahead of an international court decision on the South China Sea that could weaken Taiwan's claims to Taiping Island, Taiwan said Tuesday that it has continued to exchange views...

Taiping Island deserves exclusive economic zone: president

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou wrote in a letter published in the Wall Street Journal Monday that a claim by the Philippines that Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island is just a rock in the S...

Taiwan proposes international arbitration for Okinotori dispute

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that Japan's claim that the Okinotori atoll is an "island" violates the rights of fishermen everywhere and that Taiwan is not ruling out the i...

Taiwan disputes Japan's right to detain fishing boat near Okinotori

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday Japan's detention of a Taiwanese fishing boat in a disputed area of the Pacific was unacceptable, while the family of detained captain Pan Chi...

Downgrading of Taiping Island to a rock will be illegal: President Ma

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday reiterated that the Republic of China (Taiwan) holds sovereignty over Taiping Island and said that any international court ruling that downgra...

President-elect has no plans to visit Taiping Island: DPP

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen has not been invited by the incumbent president to visit Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea and has no immediate plans to do so, a spoke...

Ma’s Taiping trip another hoax

President Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to Taiping Island (also known as Itu Aba Island) last week has been widely seen by observers as a hoax and pretense to jot his name down in history books. But truth be kn...