DPP will not renounce Taiping Island sovereignty: chairwoman

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/26
By: Yang Sz-ruei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in Tainan Tuesday that the party will not give up Taiwan’s 39077940claims of sovereignty over Taiping Island, located in the Spratly Islands (南沙群島) in the South China Sea.

Tsai said her party insists on a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea according to international law.

She told the media before delivering a speech at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in the southern municipality that she does not understand why it has been called into question that the DPP might abandon Republic of China sovereignty over Taiping Island if it is returned to power.

The DPP will not renounce the territorial claims and insists that maritime territorial disputes and sovereignty issues among all concerned parties in the South China Sea be peacefully solved according to international law, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Tsai said.     [FULL  STORY]

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