Taiwan says China's new coast guard regulation violates regional peace and stability

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Friday that the new rules, which will allow the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) to board ships and detain foreign nationals accused of trespassing, are a violation of international law, according to Taiwan News.

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Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the unilateral implementation of the Chinese law is a violation of regional peace and stability. It said the new law would not only cause regional tensions but also affect the safety of regional commercial shipping and fishing activities.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said it will closely monitor developments and condemn China's disregard for relevant international laws and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

According to news reports, China is increasing its military threats against other countries in the region under the guise of maintaining maritime order, Taiwan News reports.

The new measure, known as Regulation No. 3, which will implement the 2021 law governing the China Coast Guard (CCG), is set to take effect on June 15. According to Taiwan News, other countries, including the Philippines, which have maritime sovereignty disputes with China, have also expressed concern over Beijing's decision.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it will continue to ensure the safety of foreign ships and crews passing through its waters. It further announced that Taiwan will continue to cooperate with regional allies and nations that share similar values ​​to deal with the potential impact of the new measures that come into effect today and to safeguard the rules-based international order.

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