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Glaser urges Ma to be proactive in South China Sea

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

China prefers joint cooperation to assert the “common” claims of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, she said.

“President Ma has rejected such cooperation, however,” Glaser said. “Clarification of Taiwan’s South China Sea claim, based on its own national interests, is unlikely to cause a reversal of the general trend of improving cross-strait relations, which benefits both sides.”

“As a claimant in the South China Sea dispute and a law-abiding nation, Taiwan has the opportunity to set a positive example and chart a peaceful course toward management and eventual resolution of maritime disputes in East Asia,” she said.

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