By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday Taiwan will firmly uphold its sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea and its rights in the region based on international and maritime laws.
Taiwan will also continue to uphold the freedom of navigation and flights in the South China Sea based on peaceful, humanitarian, ecological and sustainable development values, the president said.
She made the remarks when she addressed the opening ceremony of an exhibition titled “Sustainable Governance and Enduring Peace: An Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Recovery of the South China Sea Islands,” at Academia Historica, which is co-organizing the event with the Ministry of the Interior.
The president noted that several countries have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, and the issues involved include regional security, diplomatic relations and their political and economic interests. [FULL STORY]