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Taiwan ‘need not’ choose sides on zone

QUESTION OF APPROACH:A former US State Department official said the key issue about the zone is governments in the region approaching disputes through dialogue

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

“The core issues of the ADIZ controversy are Taiwan’s sovereignty, national security and regional stability, as well as China’s expansionism; it is not a civil aviation issue as Ma has claimed,” Wu said.

The Obama administration has been also inconsistent in its reaction to China’s move, which has challenged the US-Japan security partnership and Obama’s rebalancing strategy in Asia, he said.

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