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Taiwan Fishing Boats Start Trip to Defend Contested Island

Five fishing boats set out Wednesday for Taiwan’s chief islet in the contested South China Sea to dispute a world arbitration court ruling that calls the tiny land form a rock rather than an island, meaning there are no rights to an exclusive economic zone in the surrounding waters. The boats operated by 15 people left from Pingtung County in southern Taiwan for a 10-day trip to the Spratly archipelago islet known as Taiping or Itu Aba. Taiwan is in a dispute with China, Brunei, Malaysia,...

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