Taiwan hopes for peaceful cooperation, development in East Asia: academic


The government wants to find mutually beneficial solutions that promote peace and development in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and to maintain close relations with Japan and the Philippines, a Taiwanese academic said.

At a panel discussion at the Washington-based Hudson Institute on Friday, Song Yann-huei (宋燕輝) said that while the US attempts to interpret Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) “Chinese Dream,” Taiwan has its own dream for peace in disputed waters in East Asia.

He cited a fisheries pact signed by Taiwan and Japan as an example of that vision, with bilateral dialogue working because of heightened tensions between China and Japan, and shared common interests with the US.

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