Thursday, May 16, 2013

US concerned as Taiwan-Philippine row escalates

The US has voiced concern after Taiwan imposed more measures against the Philippines over the death of a fisherman.

An official said the US was worried by tensions "between two neighbouring democracies and close [US] partners".

The fisherman, Hung Shih-cheng, was shot by the Philippine coast guard last week in waters both sides claim.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22549847