The government’s stance on the South China Sea issue remains unchanged, despite the ruling expected today from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said yesterday.
All relevant agencies have a decent grasp of the case, Huang told a routine media briefing.
“The agencies have also evaluated various possible outcomes. So far, the government’s stance on the South China Sea disputes remains the same,” he said. “First, we believe all claimants’ territorial and maritime claims in the area must conform to international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Second, we urge all parties to resolve disputes through peaceful means and include Taiwan in a multilateral peaceful conflict settlement process.”