Taiping Island is the biggest island, the only one with fresh water on island, in South China Sea and occupied by Taiwan after WWII.
Taiwan, "Foreign Ministry spokesman Xiaji Chang said the evening of the 23rd, the" Republic of China "in the Pacific island including routine exercise and other activities and measures are considered legitimate as, without causing regional tensions.
Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that Taiwan held live firing will be held from September 1 to 5 days in Taiping Island, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liang Qingyi (Luong Thanh Nghi) requires Taiwan to cancel this action and said that "a serious threat to regional peace and stability.
Xiaji Chang reiterated in an interview on the evening of the 23rd, both in terms of history, geography and international law, the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands, the Dongsha Islands, the Dongsha Islands and the surrounding waters, are considered the "Republic of China" inherent territory and waters, "the Republic of China "enjoy all the rights of any country for any reason or to advocate or occupy," Yigai not recognize.
Xiaji Chang said Taiping Island is one of the Spratly Islands reefs, "Republic of China" in the island's long-term effective governance, sovereignty belongs to the "Republic of China", no doubt related activities and measures, the "Republic of China" on the island, including cases line drills "are considered legitimate as not to cause tense regional situation.
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