Tiny Island at Center of South China Sea Tussle Seeks Status

  • Taiwan says community of 200 shows Itu Aba can support life
  • 'Happy to play part upholding our nation's sovereignty here'

Taiwan Reinforces Claim to Spratlys

While warships and fishing fleets jockey for dominance of the South China Sea, the 200-odd residents of Itu Aba eke out their days growing vegetables and baking pizza.

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