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Taiwan Officials Make Low-Profile Visit to Disputed South China Sea

Two Taiwan government officials visited an islet in the heavily disputed South China Sea on Saturday to kick off operations at a lighthouse. The trip is likely to irritate rival maritime claimants China and Vietnam but not touch off a major dispute. Taiwan’s ministers of the interior and coast guard head flew to Taiping Island and back with a group of scholars. They attended a ceremony to start up a lighthouse that can guide ships up to 20 kilometers away. Taiwan controls Taiping, the...

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