Taiping Island - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Taiping Island


De Lima, Duterte, Sebastian | 6PM wRap

Sep 22, 2016 - 8:40 PM

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Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The development comes after Taiwan last year inaugurated a solar powered lighthouse an expanded airstrip and a pier as part of efforts to strengthen defense capabilities on Taiping Island

This undated handout picture released by Chiang Chi-chen, legislator of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on September 22, 2016 shows four Y-shaped structures (foreground C) jutting out to sea on the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island that is part of the Spratlys archipelago. Office of Taiwan legislator Chiang Chi-Chen/Handout/AFP

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen are heading to an island in the disputed South China Sea to protest the international tribunal ruling that undermined Taipei s claims there

This aerial image taken from a C-130 transport plane shows a general view of Taiping island during a visit by journalists to the island, in the Spratlys chain in the South China Sea on March 23, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan sends warship to South China Sea after ruling

Jul 13, 2016 - 1:59 PM

A Taiwanese warship heads for Taiwan controlled Taiping island in the Spratly island chain from the southern city of Kaohsiung

This handout photo taken and released on July 13, 2016 by Taiwan's Defence Ministry shows President Tsai Ing-wen meeting sailors on the deck of a Taiwanese warship before the vessel heads for Taiwan-controlled Taiping island in the Spratly island chain, at the base at Tsoying in the southern city of Kaohsiung. Taiwan Defense Ministry/AFP

Taiwan leader defends disputed island visit after US criticism

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED His trip comes as several other claimants have been beefing up their military presence in the disputed region

MA YING-JEOU. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou addresses attendees about South China islands during the Scientific International Seminar on South China inside Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan, January 19, 2016. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Mamasapano probe, Spratlys visit, largest solar system | 12PM wRap

Jan 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Taiwanese president set for Spratlys visit

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:52 AM

The purpose of President Ma Ying jeou s trip is to visit Taiwanese personnel stationed there ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday

This file photo taken on January 15, 2016 shows Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou as he speaks during a rally in New Taipei City. Sandy Cheng/AFP