TAIPEI: A Taiwanese warship set sail for the South China Sea on Wednesday "to defend Taiwan's maritime territory", a day after an international tribunal ruled China has no historic rights in the waterway and undermined Taipei's claims to islands there.
President Tsai Ing-wen rallied troops on the deck of the frigate, saying Taiwanese were determined to "defend their country's rights", before the warship headed for Taiwan-controlled Taiping island in the Spratly island chain from the southern city of Kaohsiung.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled Tuesday that China has no historic rights to its claimed "nine-dash line" and that it had violated the Philippines' sovereign rights in the exclusive economic zone.
Crucially for Taipei, it ruled that Taiwan-administered Taiping, the largest island in the Spratlys chain, was legally a "rock" that did not give it an exclusive economic zone, undermining Taiwanese claims to waters surrounding the island.
India - 12 hours ago
This is real courage .A tiny island like Taiwan has the guts to challenge the might of China !
Oye Bhose de Kay illiterate, in this case Taiwan is reacting against the verdict along with China, both of them are together rejecting the verdict. Your Blackies IQ and knowledge is the highest in the world not knowing what is the issue being discussed
This time Taiwan is on the same side of the fence as China; both disagree with the verdict of the Court and are sending their military to exercise their rights. It is the US that has to contend with the fact that its ally, Taiwan, is not towing its line.
BaD TIME FOR CHINA HAS STARTED NOW
india should provide help to dem who against china
India is making warships for these Asian countries. It is time that Chinese bullying stop in the region. China''s economy is shrinking fast and therefore they have resorted back to their dictatorial habits.
Modi instead of killing innocent Kashmiri people should show some Courage and dispatch Naval Ships to South China Sea.
Self Employed Indian
plz there be ww3 so that we can destroy porks n get kshmir
India should support Taiwan (diplomatically).
All these incidents can trigger high tension in the region and may escalate to war
China can not attack Taiwan navy as it thinks Taiwan is Chinese territory so how come they will attack their own country boat.