Taiwan claims ownership of Scarborough Shoal


TAIWAN'S TERRITORY? Neither the Philippines nor China owns Scarborough Shoal, says claimant Taiwan.

Four weeks into the standoff between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal, Taiwan has stepped in to reaffirm its own claims over the disputed area. Taiwan also called on all claimants to exercise self-restraint so that peaceful resolutions could be reached through consultation. Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry is willing to jointly explore the resources in the South China Sea with other countries taking into consideration, safe guarding sovereignty and in the interest of peace.

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