Lawmakers express support for reported Taiping Island drills

The China Post
Date: November 21, 2016
By: By Joseph Yeh, The China Post

Lawmakers across party lines Sunday expressed support for reported humanitarian relief drills at Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea.

According to a United Evening News report, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) and the R.O.C. Navy are expected to hold a round of drills at Taiwan-held Taiping Island (太平島), the largest island in the Spratly group, by the end of the month.

The drills are intended to showcase Taiwan’s sovereignty claim over the area and to highlight the nation’s humanitarian relief capabilities, the report said.    [FULL  STORY]

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