Taiwan fishers set sail for 'island'
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Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan's sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather that an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters. Festooned with Taiwan flags, the fishing boats, loaded with eggs and instant noodles, left the south coast for a week-long trip to Itu, Aba, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) away. The move is largely symbolic as Taiwan has occupied Itu, Aba, which it calls Taiping, for decades.
Taiwan fishers set sail for 'island'. (2016, July 21). Malaya Business Insight, pp. B1, B6.
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