Taiwan Media: Taiwan to expand the runway of the Itu Aba Island, Philippines keep mainland representations
expansion of Itu Aba Island runway
David Keys News Taiwan media quoted officials said, the “national security” unit has worked with the relevant department meetings to discuss whether the expansion of the Itu Aba Island runway issue.
believe that the simple runway extension of the Taiping Island in the South China Sea is necessary. In addition, the units of the “national security” should not send the army stationed in the island.
“Liberty Times Sunday quoted an unnamed” National Security “senior officials said, the” national security “unit on the development of the situation in the South China Sea before invited the relevant departments to study and put forward the recommendations of the management of Pacific Island . Various departments in the study and a high degree of identity to the expansion of the runway is currently being sent to government decision-making units wait for a final decision.
reported that the current runway length of 1200 meters, the maximum length reached Taiping Island land. “National security” officials noted that the existing runway is barely enough to the C130 transport aircraft landing, but in order to ensure its take off and land security, it is necessary to runways extending outward 300-500 m runway expansion are also available for anti-submarine aircraft movements .
Taiwan government in 2008 to complete the construction of the Pacific island’s only airport runway, when he was “president” Chen Shui-bian had to take military aircraft to inspect.
In addition, the report refers to the unit of Taiwan’s “National Security” on whether we should send the Army team stationed at the Dongsha, Nansha Taiping Island for assessment. The internal view that at this stage inappropriate to do so immediately.
Taiping Island is the largest reefs of Nansha Islands, has been controlled by Taiwan, by the Coast Guard is responsible for the jurisdiction and defense. Taiwan in recent years the increasing activities in the South China Sea area, the military has not officially send troops stationed in the Pacific Island, but the island, “Coast Guard” force stationed by the Marine Corps training, recently also reported the military prepared to provide longer range artillery for the island of the use of force.
Taiwan Taiping Island to expand the runway Philippine: with mainland China to negotiate
Taiwan media quoted unnamed officials disclosed that the National Security Unit has had deliberations with the relevant ministries and whether expansion of the Itu Aba Island runway, the Philippines, said the “one China” policy, it will only negotiate with mainland China.
Central News Agency reported that the Philippine Foreign Ministry spokesman Renam Hernandez (RaulHernandez,) (16), said at a press conference, the Philippines and other countries in the region, like compliance with the “one China” policy. He said: “On our side, we will only negotiate with China”.
media freedom Times yesterday quoted the “national security senior person” reported that “national security units” in order to really maintain Taiwan’s sovereignty in the South China Sea, a few days ago had invited relevant ministries to study whether simple runway extension of the Itu Aba Island.
Renam Hernandez, pointed out that under the “one China” policy, and now look at the subject of whether the Chinese mainland will take the initiative to deal with the Pacific Island runway expansion.
but Renam Mendez also reiterated that the Philippines is hope that a peaceful, multilateral approach to deal with the dispute over sovereignty in the South China Sea.
Taiwan, the Philippines, mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei assert the South China Sea, some or all sovereign, currently stationed in Taiping in the South China Sea covers an island, the Philippines occupies the second largest in the industry Island.