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Taiwan-Philippines dispute

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

Philippine airline cancels Taiwan flights amid row

One of the Philippines’ biggest airlines said on Wednesday it had cancelled the planned launch of a new Taiwan route because of tensions over a Taiwanese fishermen being killed by the Filipino coastguard.

29 May 2013 - 6:20pm 2 comments

Taiwan, Philippines swap shooting probe investigators

Taiwan and the Philippines swapped teams of investigators on Monday following weeks of acrimony over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman.

27 May 2013 - 5:43pm

Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2013

Has our society lost all its marbles or collective brainpower to spend taxpayers' money on something so trivial? I suppose most readers would be troubled by the front-page news ("Taxi driver cleared in 50-cent court case", May 17).

26 May 2013 - 4:35am 4 comments

Philippine envoys face sack over 'rogue' offer to Taipei

The pair tried to negotiate a deal with their Taiwanese counterparts in which the Philippine government would apologise for the May 9 incident in which one fisherman died. But the offer backfired and spiralled into a major diplomatic incident when Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou rejected it and imposed economic penalties.

22 May 2013 - 1:07pm 12 comments

Ma must act now to remedy crisis management skills

Faced with external and internal problems, Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou cancelled a long-planned event on Monday, marking the first anniversary of his second inauguration.

22 May 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Taipei releases satellite record of fishing boat route, refuting Manila’s claim

Taiwan on Tuesday released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguards, flatly rejecting Manila’s allegations that the boat intruded into Philippine waters.

The killing of crew member Hung Shih-cheng, 65, sparked outrage in Taiwan, which has announced a series of economic sanctions against the Philippines.

21 May 2013 - 6:08pm 6 comments

'Improper' for Hong Kong to boycott Manila over Taiwan fisherman's shooting

Responding to a call on Saturday by Global Times for Hong Kong and Macau to join a boycott of the Philippines, possibly through tourism and trade, security chief Lai Tung-kwok said: "Taiwan has taken a series of actions [in response to the incident], but I think some of these actions would not be appropriate for Hong Kong."

20 May 2013 - 12:02pm 8 comments

Taiwanese investigators quit shooting probe, calling Philippine officials 'dishonest'

The 17 Taiwan investigators, led by Chen Wen-chi, a senior justice ministry official, returned to Taipei yesterday empty-handed a day after arriving in Manila for what was originally meant to be a joint investigation over whether the coastguard intentionally killed the fisherman aboard an unarmed Taiwanese fishing boat.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am 2 comments

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