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Could Taiwan-Philippines maritime spat have regional implications?

By Jan van der Made

Taiwan has held a series of military exercises in waters off the northern Philippines in response to the Filipino killing of a Taiwanese fisherman.The exercises came after the Philippines rejected repeated demands for apologies for the incident from Taiwan. Now, Taipei has recalled its envoy and imposed sanctions on Manila, including a ban on the hiring of new Filipino workers. RFI spoke to Michael Dillon, a China analyst, about the wider regional implications of the dispute.

 

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