April 20, 2009
Taiwan Giving Up the Tiaoyutais?
Joe Hung, China Post
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has finally seen it fit to summon a representative of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei to hear its protest against Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's reconfirmation of sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and another tiny archipelago in the South China Sea.
The protest had to be filed because Taiwan claims sovereignty, along with the People's Republic of China (PRC), over those islands under whose waters are rich oil reserves.
However, we regret the Waichiaopu did not make a public announcement of Taiwan's protest.
It was posted as a news release only in Chinese on its Web site, as if it were afraid the whole world would know it took issue with the...
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