Analysis that involves cross-strait Nansha should cooperate to defend the common interests
data for : Spratly Islands Pacific Island
newspaper reporter stationed in Southeast Asia/Ren Qian
the face of the rising South China Sea disputes, frequently in Taiwan recently shot. Taiwan’s military announced, would send the missile boats stationed in the South China Sea, and in the control tanks stationed on the disputed islands. Although Taiwan has denied military exercises in the South China Sea, but according to the Taiwan military’s latest claims, end of June, Taiwan’s navy and the “Coast Guard” to go to the South China Sea Fleet will perform grouping “blue sea drill.”
Taiwan has constantly reiterated the “ROC” the sovereignty of the South China Sea and to develop positions, which allow cross-strait cooperation in the South China Sea issue had the potential.
moves intensive care units the South China Sea
the past two months, Taiwan has a series of sound on the South China Sea. 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, 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 Highway Administration sent take control of the military, and flew more than 400 km from Kaohsiung’s Pratas “inspection.” 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 move on the South China Sea, but also by the mainland’s attention. Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Yang Yi said that China’s South China Sea Islands and their adjacent waters has indisputable sovereignty, the sovereignty of the South China Sea is the common responsibility of compatriots on both sides. This is also being viewed as the mainland and Taiwan has been a tacit understanding in the South China Sea issue, will work together to safeguard the common interests of both sides.
guarding Taiwan’s largest island of Nansha
Nansha Islands are Chinese territory. Due to reasons known to both sides that has sovereignty over the South China Sea. In 1946, the then government of the ROC Navy to send “peace ship” to receive the largest island of Nansha Islands – Taiping Island. Since 1956, Pacific Island, has been stationed at the Marine Corps from Taiwan, the South China Sea to become the most important symbol of sovereignty.
Spratly Islands in the Pacific Island is the only island freshwater resources exist. Pacific Island area of ??0.49 square kilometers, administratively under the jurisdiction of the Kaohsiung City Cijin District. Taiping Island in Nansha Islands North Central “Zheng reefs” in the northwest corner, the highest in the South China Sea west of the east channel, location is very important. 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.
military experts pointed out that, due to location, and there is fresh water resources, Pacific island can build ships or submarines, an important supply base. Paracel Islands with Pacific Island People’s Liberation Army garrison from only 410 sea miles, if the two sides together to realize the idea of ??guarding the South China Sea, can invade the South China Sea at any time of the mad scramble to take action resources.
cross-strait military had joined forces to protect the island
It is because of history, geography and many other factors, the Taiwan issue in the South China Sea also plays an important role. The DPP government, for Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries invaded and occupied the behavior of the South China Sea islands, rarely stated its opposition. After the KMT return to power, the position of the South China Sea issue be adjusted constantly reiterated the “ROC” the sovereignty of the South China Sea and to develop position.
history, there had been cross-strait understanding shared by members of the South China Sea. January 1974, the PLA Navy Sea Paradise Islands of South Vietnam Navy in self-defense operations, the troops to support the East China Sea Fleet, was blocked for nearly 30 years, Taiwan’s Taiwan Strait south of the People’s Liberation Army troops the green light to make it passed the Taiwan Strait . In March 1988, Continental Navy Red Reef of the Nansha occupation of Vietnam Navy counterattack, the PLA has to spend a week in the Pacific island of supplementary food water.
However, the two sides on the issue of cooperation in the South China Sea, there are many obstacles. This respect, mainland scholars and military experts mention more, but Taiwanese attitude is very ambiguous. Taiwan authorities that the South China Sea is the “ROC” territory, the mainland is that the boundaries of the People’s Republic, Taiwan, mainland to take advantage of fear. Political mutual trust become an obstacle to cross the South China Sea together to safeguard the common interests of the largest emerging.
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