Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP
Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

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

Philip Bowring says the anger at Philippines over the killing of a fisherman in disputed waters smacks of nationalistic chauvinism and will only aggravate regional tensions

Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP
Taiwan's investigation team reports on the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard. Photo: AP
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Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring has been based in Asia for 39 years writing on regional financial and political issues. He has been a columnist for the South China Morning Post since the mid-1990s and for the International Herald Tribune from 1992 to 2011. He also contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, www.asiasentinel.com, a website of which he is a founder, and elsewhere. Prior to 1992 he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor.