Date: February 4, 2016
President Ma Ying-jeou said Feb. 3 that Taiping Island is an
inalienable part of ROC territory and the nation’s sovereignty over the island, surrounding waters and seabed is indisputable.
“In keeping with its role as an international peacemaker and provider of humanitarian aid, the ROC has maintained a permanent presence on Taiping Island and developed it via government projects over the past decades,” Ma said.
“We aim to advance peace and cooperation with our partners in the region, transforming Taiping Island into an ecologically friendly and low-carbon island, while strengthening its capacity for peace and rescue operations.”
The president made the remarks during a visit to the headquarters of the ROC Ministry of National Defense in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]