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Taiwan President Visits Disputed South China Sea Island

The president of Taiwan, a staunch but overlooked claimant in Asia’s biggest maritime territorial dispute, set off for a contested island Thursday to send a signal that has reached as far as Washington. President Ma Ying-jeou boarded a military aircraft before 9 a.m. for Itu Aba, a tropical atoll in the South China Sea also known as Taiping Island. Ma will visit about 200 people stationed there as coast guard personnel, medical workers and scientific researchers before returning to...

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