US Concerned As Taiwan-Philippine Row Escalates

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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".

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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. The Philippine president issued an apology on Wednesday, but Taiwan said the apology was "unacceptable".
 
 
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