By: Kelven Huang and Jeffrey Wu
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 12 (CNA) A U.S. law professor has proposed
that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his initiatives to resolve disputes in the East and South China Seas.
Jerome Alan Cohen, a New York University School of Law professor, made his proposal during a question-and-answer session of a lecture Ma gave at his alma mater Harvard University Saturday, saying that he expects Ma to provide more proactive measures to promote peace on Taiping Island in the South China Sea, according to a person who attended the lecture.
Taiping is the biggest Taiwan-controlled island in the contested and resource-rich South China Sea region, which is claimed either entirely or in part by Brunei, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. [FULL STORY]