Taiwan aims to build ties with Japan on maritime, regional issues
Taiwan is to launch talks with Japan on maritime cooperation, including on fisheries and search and rescue, President Tsai Ing-wen said, part of a push to deepen ties with Asia's second-largest economy.
China regards Taiwan as a wayward province, to be taken back by force if necessary, and is likely to disapprove of it building ties with Japan, especially when China is suspicious of Japan forging closer maritime cooperation in Southeast Asia.
"In the near future, we will jointly open the Taiwan-Japan maritime affairs cooperation dialogue," Tsai told Japan's Yomiuru Shimbun... read more
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