President-elect urges restraint as tensions rise in South China Sea

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/17
By: Sophia Yeh and Christie Chen

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (second left).

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (second left).

called for restraint in the South China Sea, after news surfaced that day that China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on one of the islands in the contested region.

Tensions are now higher in the region, Tsai told reporters before attending a DPP conference, when asked how China’s actions would impact regional safety.

“I call on all parties to exercise self-control based on the principle of peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea,” she said.

Fox News published satellite images from ImageSat International (ISI) on Tuesday (U.S. time), showing two batteries of eight surface-to-air missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody Island, according to the news channel.     [FULL  STORY]

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