Deeper issues with Taiwan-Filipino sea tension

29 May

Taiwan and the Philippines are conducting joint probes in Taiwan now about the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters. These articles look at the issue concerning fishing rights and Taiwan’s ugly pseudo-nationalism. The second article makes some very pertinent observations about Taiwan and how it’s perceived by members of the international community, such as “Still, most Westerners and U.S. allied nations assume the worst every time there are angry protests in the PRC over some perceived Japanese transgression, taking these events as signs of a new “muscular nationalism.” Despite Taiwanese nationalism becoming so emotional and fervent during the most recent Philippines incident, it has been often perceived by these same observers as much more benign.”


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