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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Taiwan enters South China Sea legal fray, as group seeks to sway international court

By Greg Torode and J.R. Wu HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwanese group has intervened in the Philippines' international court case against China's claims in the South China Sea, pressing Taipei's position that Taiwan is entitled to a swathe of the disputed waterway as an economic zone. The unusual submission has emerged just as judges at the Permanent Court of ...

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MAY 08, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Taiwan's new government accuses China of interference in its WHO status

The incoming Taiwanese government on Sunday accused China of "political interference" after a senior Chinese official cast doubt over the island keeping its observer status at the World Health Organisation if bilateral relations deteriorated further. China and self-ruled Taiwan underwent a rapprochement under the outgoing government which was run by China-friendly Nationalists, but ties have begun to strain with their ...

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MAY 08, 2016 - Eurasia Review

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Indian Prelate Tops Delegation To Taiwan President’s Inauguration

The Vatican will send an archbishop to lead a delegation to attend Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s upcoming inauguration. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on May 5 that Archbishop Joseph Chennoth, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio...

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MAY 06, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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China says South China Sea criticism will rebound like a coiled spring

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - International criticism of China over the disputed South China Sea will rebound like a coiled spring, a senior diplomat said on Friday, accusing the Philippines of ignoring treaties dating back to 1898 as it pushes its maritime claims. China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which more ...

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MAY 06, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

When Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan's president later this month, she will end a period of unprecedented rapprochement with rival Beijing -- and China is already ramping up the pressure on her new government. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is traditionally pro-independence and refuses to chime in with Beijing's message that self-ruling Taiwan is part of "one China". Tsai won the ...

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