Taiwanese students, teachers return from disputed Spratly Islands

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/26
By Elaine Hou

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) A group of Taiwanese students and teachers returned to 201505260021t0001Taiwan on Tuesday after a visit to Taiping Island in the Spratly Islands that was aimed at asserting Taiwan’s territorial claim to the disputed South China Sea area.

Accompanied by two teachers, a total of 18 graduate students from Ming Chuan and Nanhua universities traveled on a Lafayette-class frigate to take part in a camp on Taiping, also known as Itu Aba, said the Ministry of National Defense, which organized the trip as part of its national defense education efforts.

During the May 18-26 visit, the group held a flag-raising ceremony on Taiping, cleaned up the beaches, and paid respects to the coast guard and military personnel posted there, the ministry said.     [FULL  STORY]

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