MND-organized seminar on Taiping Island comes to a close

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/28
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) A seminar organized by the Ministry of National Defense

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of National Defense)

(MND) for domestic college students to see how Taiwan defends its territory in the disputed South China Sea concluded Friday when the students returned to Kaohsiung from Taiping Island.

Seventeen students from graduate schools or doctoral programs at three Taiwanese universities took part in the nine-day seminar, conducted mostly on Taiping Island, to study the government’s military strategies in the South China Sea and how an island’s sovereignty is defined under international law, the MND said.

The students, accompanied by three lecturers, sailed to Taiping Island on April 20 on a La Fayette-class frigate, which was on a naval patrol mission to the South China Sea, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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