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Lawmaker trio inspect Taiping Island

DISPUTED WATERS:The three legislators observed a live-fire drill by the coast guard, with Vietnam, another claimant, protesting against the drill through its press

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

“We will brook no interference from anyone over the exertion of sovereignty over Taiping Island,” Wang said.

The island has been governed by the ROC since the nation’s military took control over various South China Sea islands in 1946 after the end of World War II, Wang said.

Through the effective administration of Itu Aba over the past 60 years, the government “has shown perseverance to safeguard our sovereignty in the South China Sea region,” foreign ministry spokesman Steve Hsia (夏季昌) added.

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