Taiping island, in the South China Sea. The island is controlled by Taiwan. Photo: AP
Taiping island, in the South China Sea. The island is controlled by Taiwan. Photo: AP
Weijian Shan
Opinion

Opinion

Weijian Shan

Beijing and Taipei are united – in their South China Sea claims

  • Washington’s recent assertion that Beijing’s territorial claims are unlawful are belied not only by history, but by an atlas it once embraced
  • The claims of mainland China and Taiwan share their origin, but the US has never challenged those of the self-governed island

Taiping island, in the South China Sea. The island is controlled by Taiwan. Photo: AP
Taiping island, in the South China Sea. The island is controlled by Taiwan. Photo: AP
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