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(Opinion) Ma's Island Visit Draws Line for DPP

2016-01-29 09:38:56       source:Global Times

January 29, 2016


"Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou visited Taiping Island in the South China Sea on Thursday, showing his determination to safeguard the sovereignty of the islands in the South China Sea. He emphasized that 'whether from the perspective of history, geography, or international law,' regarding the Nansha, Xisha, Zhongsha and Dongsha Islands, 'the ROC (Republic of China) enjoys all rights over these islands and their surrounding waters in accordance with international law. This is indisputable.'


As the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) acknowledges that Taiwan and the Chinese mainland belong to one China, Ma's trip signals a positive act in safeguarding Chinese people's territorial sovereignty and maritime interests in the South China Sea."


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