Asahi Shimbun: Taiwan to skip Senkakus claims in fisheries talks with Japan

Taiwan to skip Senkakus claims in fisheries talks with Japan

China, Japan and Taiwan all claim the Senkaku-Diaoyu islands as sovereign territory. On Tuesday, coast guard vessels from Japan and Taiwan dueled with water cannons after dozens of Taiwanese boats escorted by patrol ships sailed into waters around the islands.Source: NPR

China, Japan and Taiwan all claim the Senkaku-Diaoyu islands as sovereign territory. On Tuesday, coast guard vessels from Japan and Taiwan dueled with water cannons after dozens of Taiwanese boats escorted by patrol ships sailed into waters around the islands.
Source: NPR

According to Asahi Shimbun, Taiwan plans to skip sovereignty issue in an attempt to negotiate agreement on fishing in disputed area of Senkaku/Diaoyutai islands. It has been argued on this blog (here and here) that this kind of deal would be natural for both countries and that Taiwanese public is mostly disinterested in sovereignty issue but they do care about fishing rights.

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