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Itu Aba Island

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Taiwan’s Minister of the Interior Visits Itu Aba, Reasserts Taiwan’s Sovereignty

Compiled by Rosa Tran 18 August 2016 On 16 August, Taiwan’s Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong led a team of officials and researchers to Itu Aba Island in an attempt to reaffirm its sovereignty over the largest naturally formed feature in the Spratly Islands, according to Taiwan Today. “As President Tsai Ing-wen stated during … Continue reading

Taiwan Politicians, Fishermen protest Hague Ruling at disputed Itu Aba Island

20 July 2016 In an attempt to protest the ruling issued in the Hague last week on the South China Sea arbitration, eight lawmakers from Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang boarded a military plane to Itu Aba island in the Spratly archipelago. At the same time, five fishing boats from southern … Continue reading

Water source crucial in determining status of Itu Aba

By Ellen T. Tordesillas  VERA Files, February 9, 2016 Is the water coming from the grounds of Itu Aba (Chinese name: Taiping; Philippine name: Ligaw) suitable for drinking? The answer to this question is crucial in determining whether Itu Aba is an island or a rock. The determination of Itu Aba’s feature- whether a rock … Continue reading

Amicus Curiae Submission by the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law to the PCA in the matter of the arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China

I. INTRODUCTION The present amicus curiae brief is submitted by the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law (“the CSIL”) in relation to the arbitral proceedings instituted by the Republic of the Philippines (“the Philippines”) against the People’s Republic of China (“the PRC”) on 22 January 2013 pursuant to Articles 286 and 287 of the 1982 … Continue reading

Remarks by Taiwan’s President Ma on Itu Aba Island

On January 28, President Ma Ying-jeou led government officials and scholars to visit Taiping Island in the Nansha Islands. He explained the four objectives of visiting the island: first, visiting personnel stationed on the island ahead of the Lunar New Year; second, unveiling the South China Sea Peace Initiative Roadmap; third, explaining the purpose of … Continue reading

Taiwan MOFA issues statement on South China Sea

2015/07/07 No.001 With regard to the South China Sea, which has been in the international spotlight of late, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China(Taiwan)reiterates its position as follows: 1. Whether from the perspectives of history, geography, or international law, the Nansha(Spratly)Islands, Shisha (Paracel) Islands, Chungsha Islands (Macclesfield Bank), and Tungsha (Pratas) … Continue reading

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