Taiwan's DPP says president-elect Tsai won't send representative on South China Sea trip

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TAIPEI - Taiwan president-elect Tsai Ing-wen will not send a representative to travel to the Taiwanese-held island of Itu Aba in the disputed South China Sea, her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said on Wednesday.

The response came after President Ma Ying-jeou announced he would travel to the island on Thursday.

Ma steps down in May due to term limits.