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Taiwan Turns to China for Help with Disputed Port

2015-02-07 08:34:21       source:Maritime Executive

February 6, 2015


"Taiwan had to use a mainland Chinese shipping company to get vital materials to a $100 million port it is building on a disputed island in the South China Sea last month after it couldn't find a local firm to do the job, Taiwanese officials said on Friday.


A coastguard official told Reuters the vessel from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry, a state-run company, was escorted by a Taiwanese patrol boat to Itu Aba island on what he called an unprecedented mission."


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