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Investigators call for coastguard to face charges

Philippine investigators said yesterday they had recommended criminal charges be filed against coastguards involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:50am

Taiwan report into fisherman's shooting death ready for release

Taiwan is ready to announce the results of its investigation into the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard last month, a senior official said yesterday.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:58am

How they see it

It is most unfortunate that the government of Taiwan has suspended the issuance of visas to Filipinos. The suspension was in reaction to the unfortunate killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in contested waters a few days ago.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

Taiwan's reaction to killing of fisherman is out of proportion

Now it's Taiwan's turn to show some nationalist anger, and its target is the Philippines. Behind the outrage over the death of a fisherman lies suspicion of a Han chauvinism that can only exacerbate the tensions between China and its southern, non-Chinese neighbours.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am 37 comments

Manila to apologise to Taipei over fisherman's shooting

Manila will send a senior envoy to Taiwan to apologise for the death of a fisherman killed by the Philippine coastguard, Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin said last night at a briefing attended by Antonio Basilio, the Philippines' representative in Taipei.

15 May 2013 - 8:05am 2 comments

Taiwan's military drills in disputed waters to step up pressure on Manila

Taiwan would stage military drills to step up pressure on Manila over the killing of a fisherman last week, it said yesterday as angry protesters burned the Philippine flag in front of Manila's representative office in Taipei.

14 May 2013 - 7:17am

Beijing urges Philippines to 'thoroughly investigate' killing

Beijing would give Taiwan its strong backing if tensions triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard last week continue to escalate, analysts said yesterday.

14 May 2013 - 4:36am 1 comment

Philippines admits coastguard fired at Taiwanese fishing boat

The Philippines yesterday admitted that its coastguard fired at a Taiwanese fishing boat on Thursday, but said the action took place within its waters and that it had no idea it had killed one of the four crewmen on the boat.

11 May 2013 - 4:57am 15 comments

Killing of fisherman leads to inquiry call by Taiwan

Taipei expressed its "grave concern" to Manila yesterday after a Taiwanese fisherman was killed by armed men aboard a Philippine vessel. The incident in waters 164 nautical miles off the southernmost tip of Taiwan came as the Philippine navy intensified its patrols after Beijing reportedly sent one of its largest fishing fleets to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

10 May 2013 - 5:10am 1 comment

Hong Kong in a frenzy over Sai Kung shark-sighting video

In a video that yesterday went viral, a six-foot (1.83m) shark emerges from the sea in Sai Kung to shock two anglers reeling in a fish. The video posted on Facebook shows one of the anglers struggling, with the shark at one stage appearing to grab the fish on his rod as his pal records the extraordinary scene.

21 Apr 2013 - 12:35pm