Taiwan has a variety of voices on the South China Sea has been declared five bursts
Data Figure: Taiwan military transport aircraft landed at the island in the Spratly Islands Pacific
published June 16, according to the “Global Times” reported that growing tension in the South China Sea, Taiwan in the United States caught in the situation is as difficult as walking a tightrope. Bursts of 5 copies of the Taiwan authorities have Nansha statement stressed the “sovereignty”, the Navy is also preparing to go to the South China Sea drill at the end of June, but many people worry about the island, as a non-UN member, Taiwan is likely to be absent in future negotiations. While some people want to cross-strait cooperation in the South China Sea issue, but some media analysts said, both sides have a conflict of interest, blockade of Taiwan’s participation in regional negotiations and the mainland, while Taiwan relies on U.S. to protect its security, the mainland will not support the position of the United States out of the South China Sea .
bursts of 5 copies of statements
According to “United Evening News,” 14 reported that the face of mainland China and Vietnam will exercise in the South China Sea, Taiwan, the end of June Navy and the “Coast Guard” will be grouped successful class destroyers, and in-class coastal patrol ships and large ships, went to the South China Sea joint implementation “blue sea drill” to Taiping Island, transportation and supply missions in the form, perform sea cruise. Reported that, “Coast Guard” Every year in March, June and September would be deployed to large ships, accompanied by a Navy frigate, to the Nansha Islands and cruise up the implementation of transport, in addition to the fixed monthly by the Coast Guard ship cruise Dongsha, cross-border raids fishing boats. Cruise mission formerly known as “Thunder drill”, but the name is too sensitive, later renamed the “blue sea drill.” Sensitive situation because the South China Sea, “blue sea drill” was heard may be affected. “Naval Command,” 14 said the cruise line plans remain unchanged, regardless of the way encounter the mainland, the Philippines or Vietnam, warships, combat readiness in accordance with established regulations will deal with, not avoided.
the past few days, the Taiwan authorities in the South China Sea issue can be described as active. April 19, Taiwan’s “foreign minister” will replace the Army announced that the Marine Corps, responsible for training deployed to the South China Sea, “Coast Guard” members. April 27, as declared “Republic of China” in the South China Sea “sovereign” status, the Taiwan Navy’s “Friendship Fleet” in the return to Taiwan on the way, specifically to cruise the waters of Nansha Taiping Island. June 7, Taiwan Kaohsiung District Commissioner of the Highway Administration sent take military aircraft to fly more than 400 km from Kaohsiung’s Pratas “inspection.” “Free Times” analysis, a time when the South China Sea disputes continue, “the Commissioner went to East Sand is a convenient vehicle inspection measures, just like an extension of public authority, public authorities indirect evidence that Taiwan is indeed able to perform the operations in the South China Sea, clearly outside to convey the sand and even the South China Sea on the East Taiwan’s sovereignty claim. ” Up to June 10, Taiwan’s “Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release issued five times reiterated,” Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, the Zhongsha Islands, the East Sand Island and its surrounding waters are the waters of the Republic of China’s territory and “made willing” sovereignty I, shelve disputes, peace, reciprocity and common development “to develop the basic principles and the surrounding South China Sea resources. Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” also by the “Deputy Minister” project team was convened Andrew Yang, pay close attention, gather the development of the South China Sea situation. Other hand, the “Presidential Palace” on the 5th, but that Ma Teng Pacific Island “no timetable” has been interpreted as “seems unwilling to Zhanre dispute.”
complicated the island sound
in the South China Sea, the sounds the island. Some advocate re-sent troops stationed in Taiping Island, “Central News Agency,” the 12th, familiar with military affairs, the KMT “legislator” Lin Yu-fang that the Philippines, Vietnam and mainland China have declared sovereignty over the South China Sea, bound to take negotiations to resolve, This has implications for bargaining chips, “the military should be considered when necessary to re-send the Marines back to Taiping Island, to strengthen the defense, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for bargaining chips.” He said that although the Marines Coast Guard units to train this year, but still remain in the progressive, “the government statement should be more action to enhance combat capability, too weak on foreign affairs is not enough.” “Academia Sinica” Song Yanhui 14 European and American researchers are still “the United Daily News” the author said, Ma Ying-jeou would be necessary to consider some of the more powerful as, for example, planning the Navy and the “Coast Guard” in the East in the sand and the sand near the waters near the terrorism, piracy, maritime search and rescue and humanitarian joint maritime exercises to strengthen the strategic position of Taiping Island, to strengthen monitoring and intelligence gathering and so on. DPP former ambassador to the United States on behalf of Joseph Wu, said Ma Administration’s position and the mainland are close, especially when the United States last year, claims the South China Sea freedom of the seas, Taiwan has not announced that the acceptance of “missed with the world’s major national dialogue time.” City staff believes that Zhang Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan on the very edge of the South China Sea issue, the best approach is low-key does not say anything.
Some critics also suggested that “the sovereignty of the South China Sea, Taiwan should rely on soft power.” “China Times” published an article called, “defense hard power” of the show though is the most direct attack, but easily lead to regional tension, and even military conflicts; and Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations presence in international real , “any real diplomatic and military mediation or negotiation, we may just declare sovereignty over the South China Sea countries Huawaizhimin nothing.” Article suggested that there should be actively invest heavily in “soft power,” including marine conservation and marine research, “Coast Guard” and the deportation of illegal fishing protection implementation in Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries fishermen, “When the world can easily through South China Sea over the network that are north and south entrances of Taiwan’s activities record, we have to ignore the sovereignty of the South China Sea will be very difficult. ” Former “Deputy Defense Minister” Lin also believes that Taiwan’s development in the South China Sea research, seek common development with the international strategy of the South China Sea, is in the right direction, but in Taiwan will soon face “president” and other elections, “and the United States and Taiwan also affects interaction three sensitive nerve, will add to the difficulty of Taiwan’s participation in affairs of the South China Sea. ”
units is difficult to remain neutral
real occupation of Taiwan is the largest island of the Pacific island of Nansha area of ??0.49 square kilometers, and Kaohsiung Harbor is located about 1600 km. Nansha island has a hospital, weather stations, satellite communications telecommunications, radar monitoring equipment, five public telephones, more than 100 “Coast Guard” and Navy meteorologists stationed.
It is said that the two sides have conducted cooperation in the South China Sea, as happened in 1974, Sea Battle and Vietnam, two People’s Liberation Army transferred from the East China Sea Fleet missile destroyers through the Taiwan Strait to the South China Sea, the “Chiang Kai-shek gave the green light.” 1988 Red Reef before recovering the mainland, the South China Sea Fleet to the Pacific fleet line sea near the island when the siren sounded, to pay tribute to the sailors stationed in Taiwan; acquiescence by the Pacific Island defenders, formation of all the ships docked on the island for a week to add fresh water and staple foods, and took the opportunity to understand the enemy. However, Taiwan’s military denied. Australia and Taiwan experts Atkinson wrote a few days ago, the mainland aggressive in the South China Sea, many countries are embracing the United States, “it is ironic that claims to have sovereignty over the South China Sea, Taiwan has tried to stay out, not choose sides.” Atkinson believes that the mainland does not rival the South China Sea to Taiwan as “Taiwan’s continued occupation of Pacific Island and East Sand Island, it is considered to strengthen China’s claim of sovereignty over the South China Sea, while the mainland of Taiwan face the idea of ??political identity and economic interests, become very complicated. ” Article concluded that “Taiwan’s South China Sea policy is to strike a balance between the United States, to avoid any Fangdui Li, but a basic conflict between the United States, Taiwan will not always have a way to remain neutral.”
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