Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) chief David Lin said yesterday that he was not aware that a team from the Philippines will arrive in Taiwan Tuesday to investigate an attack by a Philippine government vessel on a Taiwanese fishing boat.
The mayor of Philippine city Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, called Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday afternoon and apologized to the Taiwanese people over the killing of a fisherman.
A senator in the Philippines has pushed for a formal inquiry into the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine government vessel, saying that “the family of the slain Taiwanese fisherman deserves no less.”
Visiting Paraguayan President Luis Federico Franco Gomez received an honorary doctoral degree from Taipei Medical University yesterday, in recognition of his efforts to improve public health in his South American country.
Monday, May 20, 2013
hough an initial investigative team was rejected by the Philippines, the window for negotiations between the two countries is still open, and the two governments will start joint investigation talks today, according to Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂).
A group of Taiwanese students launched a campaign yesterday to show support for Filipino workers in Taiwan amid growing tensions between the two countries over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman on May 9.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Several Taiwanese government agencies called on the public yesterday to treat Filipinos in the country well amid rising tensions between the two countries over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine government vessel on May 9.
Coast guard personnel who sprayed bullets at a Taiwanese fishing boat last week may have violated rules for dealing with such a situation, Philippine newspapers have reported.1 Comment
A Taiwanese fishing boat that was intercepted on May 14 by Vietnamese government vessels on open seas arrived home in Southern Taiwan yesterday, with the skipper saying he was surprised that the boat was not seized by the Vietnamese government.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The United States reiterated its call Thursday for Taipei and Manila to work out a resolution to their row over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippines on May 9.1 Comment