Taiwan's president sends ship to Spratlys
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen visited a naval frigate just before it went on a patrol mission to parts of the Spratly Islands claimed by Taiwan, just one day after an international ruling about disputed waters between China and the Philippines.
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