Taiwan keeping up the anti-Philippines rhetoric

23 May

A few more days have passed and the tensions between Taiwan and Philippines have continued, with self-righteousness and pity starting to rear its ugly head. For decent explanations of the tension, especially where Taiwan went wrong, see here and here. Taiwan fishermen apparently have a reputation for straying into foreign waters to fish illegally, and they’ve kept this up with the Japanese despite a recent fishing agreement that grants Taiwan a wider body of water to fish in. In Taiwan, at least there are some people who like these trying to soften tensions despite the over-the-top rhetoric from politicians and the media.

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