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Taiwan calls for world peace

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By Lien Sheng Huang
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Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou presented a peace initiative five points to the conflict in the South China Sea, at the recent escalation of tensions in the area, which advocates peaceful negotiation and joint exploitation

In a recent speech to the International Forum of Research Asia and the Pacific 2015 organized by the International Law Association and the American Society of International Law, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou presented a peace initiative five points for conflict in the South China Sea, at the recent escalation of tensions in the area, which advocates peaceful negotiation and joint exploitation of resources.

In his speech, Ma calls for the disputing parties to refrain from unilateral actions that increase tensions, archive sovereignty disputes and establish cooperation mechanisms for joint exploitation of resources. The initiative, similar to the proposal of August 2012 on the conflict in the East China Sea, said that this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and that countries should learn from the painful lessons of history, prevent conflicts and promote regional peace and prosperity. Ma also urged respect for the UN Charter and conventions of that organization, the principles and spirit of international law, a negotiated and peaceful resolution of disputes and the maintenance of freedom and flight safety and navigation area.

In his call he requested negotiation mechanisms that encourage cooperation and the establishment of a code of conduct for all parties to the conflict. Finally, the president called for the creation of a mechanism for coordination and cooperation on environmental protection, scientific research, combating crime at sea, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and other non-traditional security issues. Our president said that Taiwan, a country that the sovereignty of the islands in the South China Sea is disputed and occupied the island Taiping (Taiping Island) in the Spratly archipelago, is willing to make joint efforts to turn the area into "a sea of peace and cooperation. "In the speech, Ma did not give the Taiwanese claim or specify whether it refers only to geographic locations across the sea or into the line joining those points.

Several governments, including Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, China and Vietnam claim all or part of the South China Sea. The US is also intervening in the dispute, arguing ensure freedom of navigation and flight in the area, a role in which is showing support for the Philippine government allies. Thank you, Sir, spreading so magnanimous peace proposal and make a vote because the countries of the world meet this noble calling.

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