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  • Sep 16, 2014
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An apology by the Philippines is only the first step

Complicated disputes can require pragmatic solutions. This has been forgotten by the Philippines in the fallout from the killing by its coastguard of a Taiwanese fisherman. Much is at stake economically, so skirting muddied waters is an inadequate response.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:17am

Taiwan stages military drill as Philippines row continues

Taiwan on Thursday staged a military exercise in waters near the northern Philippines in response to the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, after rejecting repeated apologies for the death.

16 May 2013 - 11:33pm 2 comments

Taipei slaps sanctions on Manila after weak apology

Taipei stepped up its diplomatic reprisals against Manila yesterday in protest at the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard last week.

16 May 2013 - 9:03am 12 comments

Beijing caught in the crossfire over killing of Taiwanese fisherman

A diplomatic dispute between Manila and Taipei, triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard, has presented Beijing with a dilemma.

Should it take firm action to back up the island or stick to verbal condemnation?

16 May 2013 - 9:03am 6 comments

Taiwan sanctions Philippines despite Aquino apology

Taiwan on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the Philippines, including a ban on the hiring of new workers, rejecting an apology by President Benigno Aquino for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest over shooting

Angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Filipino flags in protest on Monday after the Philippine coastguard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino called for calm as tensions escalated between the two countries over last week’s incident in which the 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead.

13 May 2013 - 7:13pm 4 comments

Taiwan steps up naval patrols after Philippines fires on fishing vessel

Taiwan sent four coastguard and naval vessels to strengthen patrols in waters near the Philippines yesterday following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am