Taiwan criticizes Manila for renaming disputed sea
AFPTAIPEI -- Taiwan on Thursday criticized the Philippines for naming South China Sea waters off its west coast the “West Philippine Sea” despite rival sovereignty claims.
September 14, 2012, 12:07 am TWN
Taiwan “does not recognize this unilateral move that will provoke disputes and sternly reaffirms its territorial claim” to the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“We urge neighboring countries to exercise self-restraint and avoid any unilateral moves that will affect peace and stability in the region, instead replacing confrontation with dialogue,” it said.