(From The China Post)

President Tsai Ing-wen boarded a South China Sea-bound warship and addressed its crew while touring a naval base Wednesday morning, less than a day after a controversial international ruling on the area.

Tsai Ing-wen’s rare presidential tour of a warship on Wednesday came after an international tribunal deemed South China Sea formations to be rocks, rather than islands

This vessel represents the Republic of China and “the uniform that you are wearing represents what Taiwanese citizens have entrusted to you,” Tsai told crew members on the deck of the Kang Ding-class frigate, which departed on the routine patrol mission soon afterward.

In addition, Tsai said, the patrol represents Taiwanese citizens’ determination to safeguard the country’s interests. Read More

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