Uruguay's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo said in an interview published over the weekend that his country adhered to the one-China principle whereby Taiwan would be a rogue province yet to rejoin the mainland politically.
China resumed military maneuvers around the island of Taiwan following the presence in Taipei of yet another delegation of US lawmakers. After the visit by a group led lead by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, the new team was headed by Senator Ed Markey from Massachusetts.
Five US lawmakers landed in Taipei Sunday in yet another trip by Parliamentarians from that country after a recent visit headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi heated tensions with Beijing, which regard the island as a Chinese rogue province.
Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday to uphold the “one country, two systems” principle in Hong Kong, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city.
The Dominican Republic and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan, leaving it with just 19 diplomatic allies around the globe. Taipei said it was “deeply upset” at the decision, which it blamed on “dollar diplomacy”. The move deepens the island's international isolation while its giant neighbor flexes its economic and political might on the global stage.
US President Donald Trump has climbed down on past threats and agreed to honour the so-called One China policy. He backed the long-standing agreement during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said. The One China policy states that there is only one Chinese government.
Just weeks before Taiwan holds general and presidential elections, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou announced he will hold face-to-face talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore. The meeting Saturday will be the first between Taiwanese and Chinese leaders since 1949 and authorities in China are predicting it will be a “major historic milestone” in the development of cross-strait relations.