President to broach South China Sea Peace Initiative

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/25
By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will call for putting aside 201505250033t0001differences in a “South China Sea Peace Initiative” he will broach Tuesday amid rising tensions in the region.

Ma will put forth the initiative when he addresses the opening of the 2015 International Law Association (ILA) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Asia Pacific Research Forum.

Presidential officials said that Ma will base his appeal on the spirit of the “East China Sea Peace Initiative” and call for related parties to shelve disputes, pursue peace and jointly tap the resources in the South China Sea to maintain peace and development in the region.     [FULL  STORY]

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