has kept ominously quiet this month about its rare dispute with the Philippines
after shouting down Manila repeatedly since May 9. That day the Philippine
coast guard shot a Taiwanese fisherman to death in the Luzon Strait and Taiwan
quickly imposed economic sanctions in protest.
the issue ‘explodes’ again in Taiwan will be related, at least in good part, to
how the Philippine coast guard personnel involved are handled, i.e. what
charges are brought and then what follows,” says Alan Romberg, East Asia
program director at The Stimson Center, a U.S. public policy institute.
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