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Montevideo, July 16th 2019 - 00:24 UTC

Tag: China Taiwan

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    Dominican Republic drops Taiwan and establishes relations with Beijing

    The Dominican Republic said it believed its switch to ties with China would be “extraordinarily positive for the future of our country”, in an official statement

    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.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Trump pledges to honor the “One China” following a phone call with President Xi

    The telephone conversation with president Xi on Thursday night was the first between the two since Mr Trump took office on 20 January

    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.

  • Thursday, November 5th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

    Beijing and Taiwan leaders to meet for the first time in 66 years, in Singapore

    A spokesman for Ma said no private agreements will be signed during the talks with Xi, and stressed the aim was to solidify relations between the two sides

    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.