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(Report) Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan's South China Sea Claim

2015-01-01 07:20:10       source:The Diplomat

By Prashanth Parameswaran

December 31, 2014

"Vietnam's military expansion on nearby islands could threaten Taiwan's lone outpost in the South China Sea, according to a new report submitted to Taiwan's Control Yuan.

The report, published by the Ministry of National Defense, noted that Vietnam's deployment of mobile missiles and artillery guns on island bases could pose a threat to Taiwan's military outpost Itu Aba (which Taiwan calls Taiping Island), the largest feature in the Spratly Islands which is also claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and China."

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