Sun, Sep 09, 2012 - Page 3 News List

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Ma does little to bolster Taiwan’s claim on islands

By Mo Yan-chih 莫彥芝

“I have no plans to visit the Diaoyutais. We are seeking to resolve the disputes over sovereignty through negotiations with Japan and mainland China and a trilateral dialogue would be a great way to resolve the issue,” he said.

Lee Ming (李明), foreign affairs professor at National Chengchi University, said the trilateral dialogue was a good proposal that could help reduce the potential for serious conflict between China and Japan through negotiations.

However, he acknowledged that it would be difficult to bring China and Japan to negotiations and to start a rational conversation over the disputed isles’ sovereignty adding that the government should pay close attention to the reactions from both countries.

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