Taiwan solons, fishermen protest UNCLOS ruling
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Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen headed to an island in the disputed South China Sea Wednesday to protest at an international tribunal ruling which undermined Taipei’s claims there. Eight lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) boarded a military plane to the Taiwan- controlled Taiping island in the Spratlys archipelago. Five fishing boats decorated with Taiwanese flags and banners reading “Protect fishing rights, safeguard sovereignty” also set sail to Taiping from southern Pingtung county to protest at the perceived threat to fishermen’s livelihoods.
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