Date: July 7, 2015
Taiwan will not give up its claim over regions in the South China Sea, including over Taiping Island (Itu Aba), under occupation by Chinese troops, the Taiwanese ministry of foreign affairs announced Tuesday.
“The Republic of China (Taiwan) enjoys all rights to these island groups and their surrounding waters in accordance with international law,” the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement.
“The South China Sea islands were first discovered, named, and used, as well as incorporated into national territory by the Chinese,” Efe news agency quoted the statement as reading. [FULL STORY]