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After Nicaragua flips, U.S. sanctions seen pushing Central America towards China

Dec 12 (Reuters) - A creeping barrage of U.S. sanctions on top Central American officials has made China an attractive partner for governments resisting Washington's push to tackle corruption and ...

US says Nicaragua president has no right to cut Taiwan ties after 'sham election'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department says a "sham election" prevents the Nicaraguan government from having a mandate to represent its people and sever diplomatic ties with ...

Giant Chinese-built Buddha triggers popular backlash in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A giant 100-meter tall Buddha statue to be built in the middle of the Laotian capital of Vientiane has triggered anti-Chinese anger throughout the Southeast Asian country....

Statehood and recognition for Taiwan are closer now than ever

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It seems like every time there's a new opinion poll, the numbers get a bit bigger. The latest poll on national identity in Taiwan, released this week, found that...

Philippine navy chief opposes China-made airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief of the Philippines Navy on Thursday (Sept. 10) announced his opposition to plans to allow a blacklisted Chinese contractor to build an airport and expel the navy...

China pledges to cancel debt in Africa to provide pandemic relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) has announced China will cancel the interest-free debt of African countries that was originally due to mature by the end of 2020...

China faces pushback on its debt-trap diplomacy: Taiwan think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka's recent proposal to undo the previous government's contract to lease its southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese company is not only a major setback to...

Former Taiwan ally El Salvador signs 'gigantic' infrastructure deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former diplomatic ally El Salvador announced on Tuesday (Dec. 3) that it has signed a "gigantic" infrastructure deal with China, for an undisclosed ...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Marshall Islands could flip allegiance from Taiwan, US to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic relations between the Marshall Islands and Taiwan and the U.S. are on the line after a general election commenced on Monday (Nov. 18). The Marshall Islands, ...

Pence snubs Solomon Islands PM after country cuts ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has scuttled a meeting slated for this month with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare after the latter's country severed ties wi...

Photo of the Day: China's 'win-win' debt diplomacy ploy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday (Sept. 10), an American illustrator on social media posted his latest cartoon, which mocked China's debt diplomacy masked as a "win-win" deal. Allan...

President Tsai makes pitch to preserve Taiwan-Solomon Islands' ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the Foreign Minister of the Solomon Islands Jeremiah Manele on Monday (Sept. 9) amid rumors that the government of Solomon Islands may soo...

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands switch to China could mean 'debt trap'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As leaders of the Solomon Islands consider switching diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, the Taiwanese government is warning the fellow Pacific island nation of Beijing&...

Solomon Islands 'clearly leaning' toward shifting ties from Taiwan to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Solomon Islands, one of Taiwan's 17 remaining diplomatic allies, appears to be leaning towards switching its ties to China, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. ...