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September 2012 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan's representative to Japan to return to post soon: official CNA 30 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's representative to Japan, Shen Ssu-tsun, who was recalled in protest over Japan's purchase of some of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, is expected to return to Japan in a week, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Sunday.
- Calls by Japanese for rationality over islands row welcome: lawmakers CNA 29 Sep 2012 -- Lawmakers welcomed Saturday calls from the Japanese public for rationality over the Diaoyutai Islands dispute following reports of several prominent Japanese authors' criticizing Tokyo's handling of the dispute.
- Japanese defense of Diaoyutai actions contradictory: ministry CNA 28 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan on Friday challenged Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's rhetoric from a speech at the United Nations Wednesday, saying it contradicted Japan's recent move to nationalize the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- Japan Says 'No Compromise' on Disputed Senkaku Islands RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2012 -- Japan will never compromise with China in the dispute over a chain of islands in the East China Sea but will make a strong effort to avoid further deterioration of relations with its powerful neighbor, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said.
- No ready resolution to Diaoyutais dispute: national security chief CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- There is no ready resolution to the territorial dispute between China, Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands, but a consensus is taking shape among the concerned parties that they should engage in dialogue rather than confrontation, Tsai De-sheng, the chief of the National Security Bureau, said Thursday.
- New foreign minister vows to protect Diaoyutais fishing rights CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's new foreign minister David Y.L. Lin reiterated the country's territorial claim over the Diaoyutai Islands and vowed to protect Taiwanese fishing rights there, shortly after he assumed his duties Thursday.
- Taiwan Coast Guard escort mission not 'acting': official CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) was not 'acting' in its countering of Japanese coast guard vessels while escorting Taiwanese fishing boats during a protest in waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, an official said Thursday.
- Taiwan urges Japan to recognize Diaoyutais dispute CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan once again called on Japan to recognize the existence of the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands, a Foreign Ministry official said Thursday in response to Japan's rejection of the controversy over the island group.
- Japan should reflect upon role in Diaoyutais dispute: president CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that it was Japan that sparked the recent massive protest by Taiwanese fishing boats in waters near the disputed Diayoutai Islands in the East China Sea and that Japan should reflect deeply upon its actions.
- Concern over China's Taiwan affairs staff reshuffle: official CNA 27 Sep 2012 -- The government is concerned about China's upcoming reshuffle of its Taiwan affairs staff because whether there is good chemistry or consensus among the new officials could affect future dialogue across the Taiwan Strait, an official said Thursday.
- President reiterates peaceful resolution of Diaoyutais row CNA 26 Sep 2012 -- The territorial row over the Diaoyutai Islands must be resolved peacefully on the premise that all parties concerned acknowledge the existence of the dispute, President Ma Ying-jeou said Wednesday in the wake of a Taiwanese protest over the islands.
- Taiwan welcomes EU's call for calm on Diaoyutais issue CNA 26 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan welcomes a call by the European Union for all sides involved in the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutais Islands to seek a peaceful resolution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
- Taiwan rejects Japan's protest over fishing boat action CNA 26 Sep 2012 -- Foreign Minister Timothy Yang has rejected a protest by a Japanese envoy over Taiwanese fishing boats sailing near the Diaoyutai Islands and reasserted Taiwan's sovereignty over the East China Sea island chain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
- Japan Coast Guard Drives Off Taiwanese Fishing Boats RIA Novosti 25 Sep 2012 -- Forty Taiwanese fishing vessels which had earlier sailed into Japanese waters around a group of disputed islands have since left, the Japanese coast guard reported on Tuesday according to TV channel NHK.
- Taiwanese fishing boats on way back after Diaoyutai protest CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- Taiwanese fishing boats began returning home late Tuesday morning after sailing to the Diaoyutai Islands to stand up for Taiwan's sovereignty over the small island chain in the East China Sea.
- Ma calls for U.S. to remain neutral on Diaoyutais dispute CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou hopes that the United States will remain neutral on the sovereignty dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea because such a stance will be more helpful to efforts to resolve the row.
- Japanese envoy visits Taiwan to address Diaoyutais row CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- The president of Japan's Interchange Association arrived Taiwan on Tuesday for a meeting with Foreign Minister Timothy Yang to explain Japan's recent move to nationalize the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan's Diaoyutais protest makes splash in China CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- China's state media highlighted Tuesday news that Taiwanese fishing boats had entered waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands and that Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) vessels had a standoff with their Japanese counterparts.
- Coast guard lauded for unyielding stance during Diaoyutais protest CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan must be tough in defending its sovereignty, a ruling Kuomintang (KMT) lawmaker said Tuesday, applauding a coast guard flotilla for its unwavering protection of Taiwanese fishing boats during a protest in the waters off a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.
- Patriot PAC-2 missiles to be returned to Taiwan soon: minister CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan will soon take delivery of Patriot PAC-2 missiles that were sent to the United States for maintenance and an upgrade in 2008, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday.
- Taiwan Fishing Vessels Head for Disputed Islands RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- Over 70 Taiwanese fishing vessels are heading for two disputed islands in the East China Sea to protest their nationalization by the Japanese government, Kyodo News reported.
- Taiwan not to partner with China in Diaoyutais row: CGA head CNA 24 Sep 2012 -- The head of the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Monday Taiwan will not partner with China in protecting its fishing rights in regions near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- Military is prepared for fishermen's Diaoyutais voyage: minister CNA 24 Sep 2012 -- The military has response measures in place for contingencies that could arise from a scheduled visit by dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats to the waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands Monday afternoon, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said.
- 75 fishing vessels to join protest voyage to Diaoyutais CNA 24 Sep 2012 -- At least 75 Taiwanese fishing ships will sail to the disputed Diaoyutai Islands Monday afternoon to protest Japan's nationalization of the island chain and assert Taiwan's fishing rights in the region, according to the event's organizers.
- Taiwanese boats on way to Diaoyutais to assert fishing rights CNA 24 Sep 2012 -- Up to 100 Taiwan fishing boats, escorted by 10 coast guard ships, embarked on a protest voyage Monday toward the hotly disputed Diaoyutai Islands that organizers said was aimed at asserting local fishermen's rights to operate in what they described as their 'traditional fishing grounds.'
- Diaoyutais dispute to take toll on Taiwan-Japan military ties CNA 24 Sep 2012 -- Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday Taiwan will temporarily suspend military exchanges with Japan amid disputes over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Protest in Taipei over Diaoyutais row recognized as patriotic action CNA 23 Sep 2012 -- The Presidential Office said Sunday that the demonstration held earlier in the day in Taipei and participated by hundreds of people to protest against Japan's recent purchase of three islands in the disputed Diaoyutai chain was a 'patriotic action.'
- Hundreds protest in Taipei against Japan's purchase of isles CNA 23 Sep 2012 -- Hundreds of people took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday to protest against Japan's recent purchase of three islands in the disputed Diaoyutai chain.
- Premier calls for 'resolute action' to make all necessary changes CNA 23 Sep 2012 -- Premier Sean Chen on Sunday urged his Cabinet members to immediately take 'resolute action' to make all necessary changes in their lines of duties.
- No-confidence motion against Chen Cabinet fails CNA 22 Sep 2012 -- A no-confidence motion launched by two opposition caucuses against Premier Sean Chen failed to pass the 113-seat Legislative Yuan on Saturday.
- Taiwanese vessel approaches Diaoyutais to assert claim CNA 21 Sep 2012 -- A platform supply ship from Taiwan approached the disputed Diaoyutai Islands Friday to protest Japan's nationalization of the island chain.
- Fishing boat interrupts drill off Penghu CNA 21 Sep 2012 -- A fishing boat briefly interrupted a drill held by the Penghu Defense Command off the outlying island of Penghu.
- Taiwan Defense Ministry denies stashing surplus funds from arms purchase CNA 21 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of National Defense denied an accusation that it has stashed large sums of surplus funds from arms procurement projects.
- Taiwanese fishing boats to approach Diaoyutais in Japan protest CNA 20 Sep 2012 -- At least 50 Taiwanese fishing boats are expected to approach the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan Military briefs president on Diaoyutais development CNA 19 Sep 2012 -- President Ma inspected military units and was briefed on developments over the Diaoyutai Islands amid growing tension over the disputed archipelago.
- Taiwan Pres. accepts SEF chairman's resignation CNA 19 Sep 2012 -- President Ma has accepted the resignation of Chiang Pin-kung as chairman of the semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation.
- Taiwan national security adviser to take over as MAC head CNA 19 Sep 2012 -- National Security Adviser Wang Yu-chi will take over as head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council at the end of September.
- Taiwan Seeks Peacekeeper Role in Island Dispute VOA 18 Sep 2012 -- A tiny group of islands in the East China Sea has shaped up as a flashpoint between Beijing and Tokyo.
- Taiwan FM for peace amid Diaoyutais tension CNA 18 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan FM Timothy Yang called for peace Tuesday amid rising tension over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in East China Sea.
- Taiwan Coast guard denies tip-off about Diaoyutais protest CNA 18 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration denied that it had been informed of plans by some fishermen to sail to the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- ROC, PRC flags fly at anti-Japan protest in New York CNA 17 Sep 2012 -- More than 1,000 people of Chinese descent rallied in front of the Consulate-General of Japan in New York City Sunday to protest the Japanese government's unilateral nationalization of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan urges China, Japan to show restraint in Diaoyutais row CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan urged China and Japan Friday to refrain from actions that would further fuel tensions in the East China Sea after both sent ships to waters near the Diaoyutai Islands to defend their claims of sovereignty over the island chain.
- Taiwan will protect fishing rights in Diaoyutai waters: Ma CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that Taiwan will not sit idly by if its fishermen's operations in waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands are disrupted following Japan's controversial nationalization of the island group.
- Military keeping close tabs on Diaoyutai waters: spokesman CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- The Republic of China armed forces have a full grasp of the situation in the waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea and have various contingency plans in place, military spokesman Luo Shou-he said Friday.
- 2 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan's Waters Near Disputed Islands VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Two Chinese patrol ships have entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing.
- China Warns Island Dispute Could Hurt Trade Ties VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- China has warned Japan its decision to purchase disputed islands in the East China Sea could have an impact on trade between the two Asian economies.
- Taiwan keeping close eye on Japan's moves on Diaoyutais CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan is keeping a close eye on Japan's moves on the Diaoyutai Islands row, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said Thursday, one day after Taiwan's top envoy to Japan returned home to report on the situation.
- Japan's occupation of Diaoyutais unlawful: president CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Thursday that the Diaoyutai Islands have been sneakily occupied by Japan, an action which he insisted is 'invalid under international law.'
- Ma tells Foreign Ministry to seek Japan's support for peace initiative CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Thursday to seek Japan's support for his East China Sea Peace Initiative for the peaceful solution of territorial disputes over the Diaoyutai Islands, a Presidential Office spokesman said.
- China to build communication network covering South China Sea islets CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- China is planning to build a communication network to link its South China Sea islets, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency Thursday.
- Japan calls for fishery talks with Taiwan CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- Japan on Thursday moved to ease tension with Taiwan over a territorial dispute by calling on Taipei to resume fishery talks as part of efforts to put their overall relationship back on track.
- U.S. calls for calm amid Tiaoyutais row CNA 12 Sep 2012 -- The United States looked forward to 'cooler heads' prevailing among claimants to the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
- Taiwanese representative leaves Japan amid Tiaoyutais row CNA 12 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's representative Shen Ssu-tsun left Tokyo for Taipei Wednesday to report on the circumstances surrounding Japan's decision to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan rejects Philippines' renaming of South China Sea CNA 12 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan does not recognize a unilateral move by the Philippines to rename the South China Sea as the West Philippine Sea of the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
- Taiwan's 'Wan Chien' missile likely to be deployed 2014 CNA 12 Sep 2012 -- Testing has been completed on long-range air-to-surface missile (ASM) developed by Taiwan, military sources said Wednesday.
- Coast guards to rehearse escorting fishing boats near Diaoyutais CNA 12 Sep 2012 -- The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday it will dispatch two vessels the following day to rehearse procedures regarding the escort of fishing boats to waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- Countering Japan's purchase of islets, Taiwan makes historical case CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's government reiterated Tuesday that the Tiaoyutai Islands are part of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and outlined its historical case supporting the claim to counter Japan's efforts to nationalize the archipelago.
- Taiwan recalls envoy to Japan to protest Tokyo's island plan CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday recalled Taiwan's representative to Japan in response to Japan's decision to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan summons Japan envoy to protest Tiaoyutai deal CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday summoned Japan's representative to Taiwan to protest Japan's move to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Trading of Tiaoyutais 'unauthorized': premier CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Premier Sean Chen said Tuesday that any selling or buying of the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands is an 'unauthorized disposition' because under Republic of China law, the island chain in the East China Sea is the property of the ROC.
- MOFA asks for participation in code of conduct for South China Sea CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked claimants to the disputed South China Sea Tuesday to invite Taiwan to join in discussions on formulating a code of conduct for the region.
- Japan 'misappropriating' Tiaoyutais: President CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Japan has 'misappropriated' the Tiaoyutai Islands, which belong to the Republic of China, a fact that cannot be altered by Japan's purchase of the islands from their so-called landlord, President Ma Ying-jeou said at a conference of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Tuesday.
- Top military unit showcases air combat skills CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- An Air Force tactical fighter group, which was selected as a model military unit, showcased its combat readiness and flight skills Tuesday at an air base in Taichung.
- Armed forces confident about security of Tiaoyutais CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The armed forces of the Republic of China have programs in place to defend the airspace over the Tiaoyutai Islands, which are the country's territory, a military source said Tuesday.
- Japan Decision Raises Stakes in Island Dispute VOA 10 Sep 2012 -- Japan's decision Monday to purchase disputed islands China says are part of its territory is raising tensions between the two Asian neighbors.
- Taiwan will not recognize any deal on Tiaoyutais: premier CNA 10 Sep 2012 -- Premier Sean Chen said Monday that Taiwan will not recognize any sale of the Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, as they are part of the country's territory.
- Envoy to Japan might be asked to explain disputed islands CNA 10 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan said Monday that it is considering asking the country's representative to Japan to return to Taiwan to explain Japan's plans to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Full text of Ma's speech on East China Sea Initiative guidelines CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- The following is the full text of the speech President Ma Ying-jeou delivered on Pengjia Islet Friday in which he proposed guidelines for implementing his East China Sea Initiative.
- Full Text of 'East China Sea Peace Initiative' guidelines CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- The Presidential Office on Friday released the full text of implementation guidelines for carrying out President Ma Ying-jeou's East China Sea Peace Initiative.
- Taiwan reasserts claim to Tiaoyutais amid report of Japan deal CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan reaffirmed its claim to the Tiaoyutai Islands on Friday amid a Japanese media report that Japan will formally nationalize the disputed island chain in the East China Sea on Sept. 11.
- President to hold teleconferences with coast guard in South China Sea CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou will hold videoconferences with the Coast Guard Administration's (CGA's) command center and its outposts in Taiwan-controlled islands in the South China Sea when he visits Pengjia Islet on Friday, CGA sources said.
- Lawmakers, reporters land on Pengjia Islet CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- A group of ruling Kuomintang lawmakers landed on Pengjia Islet Friday, ahead of President Ma Ying-jeou's arrival on the isle near the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- President Ma visits Pengjia Islet CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou made his first-ever visit to Pengjia Islet near the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea on Friday.
- Taiwan will not recognize deals involving Tiaoyutais: president CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that Taiwan will not recognize any deal involving ownership of the Tiaoyutai Islands amid reports Japan's government plans to purchase three of them from private owners.
- Ma proposes Taiwan-Japan-China talks on Tiaoyutais CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said on Friday that Taiwan, Japan and mainland China should shelve their differences over the sovereignty of the Tiaoyutai Islands and hold peaceful dialogue before jointly exploring and developing resources in nearby waters.
- Ma calls for peaceful dialogue over territorial disputes CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou Friday called for peaceful dialogue and mutually beneficial negotiations over the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Pengjia Islet gets rare attention from Ma's visit CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- Pengjia Islet drew rare attention Friday when President Ma Ying-jeou used it as a stage to reassert Taiwan's sovereignty over the nearby Tiaoyutai Islands and promote a peace initiative in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan policy to continue after power transition: China president CNA 07 Sep 2012 -- Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao said in Russia Friday that Beijing's current policy to promote peace across the Taiwan Strait will continue after he steps down.
- Taiwan keeping eye on Japan's reported plan to buy Tiaoyutai isles CNA 06 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's government said it is keeping a close eye on Japan's reported plan to buy three of the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan Pres. to advocate peace on visit to isle near Tiaoyutais CNA 06 Sep 2012 -- President Ma will lay out the details to realize his "East China Sea Peace Initiative" when he visits an islet near the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan Navy frigates to protect Ma during visit to Pengjia Islet CNA 06 Sep 2012 -- Three Navy frigates will protect President Ma during his first visit to Taiwan-controlled Pengjia Islet not far from the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan Coast Guard plans fleet upgrade to strengthen patrols CNA 06 Sep 2012 -- The Coast Guard Administration will upgrade its fleet of vessels to strength its marine patrol capability.
- Taiwan upholds claim to Tiaoyutais despite latest Japanese gambit CNA 05 Sep 2012 -- The Republic of China's sovereignty over the Tiaoyutai Islands will remain unchanged despite Japan's latest move to nationalize the disputed islands by buying three of them that are privately owned, the government said Wednesday.
- Military to guard president during visit to islet near Tiaoyutais CNA 05 Sep 2012 -- The military will dispatch warplanes and frigates to ensure the safety of President Ma during his upcoming visit to an islet not far from the Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Ma orders Coast Guard to increase patrols around Tiaoyutais CNA 05 Sep 2012 -- President Ma instructed the Coast Guard Administration to strengthen operations aimed at protecting Taiwanese fishing boats in waters surrounding the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Military to follow national policies on deployment in Spratlys CNA 05 Sep 2012 -- The military will follow national policies and instructions outlined by the National Security Council on whether to redeploy Taiwan's Marine Corps on Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea.
- President Ma to visit islet close to Tiaoyutais CNA 04 Sep 2012 -- President Ma will soon fly to a small Taiwan-held islet not far from the Tiaoyutais to assert the Republic of China's sovereignty over the disputed island chain in the East China Sea.
- Taiwan should strengthen presence in Spratlys: lawmakers CNA 04 Sep 2012 -- A group of Taiwanese lawmakers suggested that the government establish a stronger presence on Taiping Island to safeguard the country's territory.
- New weapons to help safeguard Taiwan's territory in South China Sea CNA 04 Sep 2012 -- The weapons recently deployed on Taiping Island will help Taiwan safeguard its territory amid escalating territorial claims over the South China Sea.
- Taiwanese lawmakers observe drill in Spratlys CNA 04 Sep 2012 -- A group of Taiwanese lawmakers visited Taiping Island to observe a live-fire drill in the disputed South China Sea conducted by Coast Guard personnel stationed there to safeguard Taiwan's sovereignty over the territory.
- Taiwan unmoved by Vietnam's protest against drill on Taiping CNA 04 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan has taken note of Vietnam's protest against a live-fire drill on Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea, but remains unmoved in its position on the issue, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
- Taiwan Lawmakers Land on Disputed South China Sea Island VOA 04 Sep 2012 -- A group of Taiwanese legislators landed on an islet in the hotly disputed South China Sea to inspect the level of coast guard protection for its claims in the Spratly archipelago.
- Taiwan: No concessions on sovereignty over disputed Tiaoyutais CNA 03 Sep 2012 -- President Ma reaffirmed his unswerving stance that there will be no concessions regarding the Republic of China's sovereignty over the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan voices 'concern' over Tokyo officials' visit to Tiaoyutais CNA 02 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan does not recognize any move by the Japanese government to nationalize the Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan can serve as South China Sea peacemaker: official CNA 01 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan is determined to become a peacemaker in the South China Sea, President Ma Ying-jeou's top national security adviser said.
- Army takes delivery of new indigenous rocket system CNA 01 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's Army said it has taken delivery of a new multiple launch rocket system that was developed and produced by the country's military's technology research unit.
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