Date: January 30, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou’s Jan. 28 visit to Taiping Island in the
South China Sea reaffirms the government’s commitment to upholding national sovereignty and establishing a legacy of peacemaking, according to international media reports.
Ma’s trip to the largest naturally formed island in the Nansha (Spratly) Islands, 1,600 kilometers south of Taiwan, was the second by an ROC president after Chen Shui-bian in 2008.
During his stay, the president lauded Coast Guard Administration personnel stationed on Taiping Island for safeguarding the ROC territory, while strengthening the nation’s role as an international peacemaker and provider of humanitarian aid. [FULL STORY]