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Tag: Taipei

  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018 - 08:23 UTC

    US warns Central America to be cautious about relations with Beijing

    Central America has remained the key bastion for Taiwan, with Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua still maintaining ties with Taipei rather than Beijing

    US Vice President Mike Pence warned Central American nations to be cautious when building relations with China, which has been increasingly active in the region. Amid mounting tensions between the United States and China, Pence brought up ties with Beijing as he met in Washington with leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as well as Mexico's foreign secretary.

  • Friday, September 14th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    US comes out strongly in support of Taipei in its influence policy dispute with Beijing

    Beijing has eclipsed the EU as Latin America’s second-largest trading partner, after the U.S., and is now the single largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru

    The State Department announced last week that it would temporarily recall U.S. ambassadors to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama for consultations in Washington. The meetings will focus on recent decisions by Latin American countries to no longer recognize Taiwan and ways the U.S. can “support strong. independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean”

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    US opens new US$ 250 million de facto embassy in Taipei

    The new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), US’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has a cost of US$ 250 million, and will open formally later this year.

    While the world watches the summit between president Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un unfold, another significant event will take place elsewhere in Asia. On June 12 in Taipei, Taiwan and the US will jointly mark the establishment of a new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the US’s de facto embassy in the country. Politicians from both nations are attending a ceremony to commemorate the US$ 250 million complex, which will open formally later this year.

  • 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.

  • Monday, February 12th 2018 - 12:29 UTC

    Warning of more volatility in Asian Markets

    After a successful 2017, traders are scurrying to the hills this month as a rising inflation have sent borrowing costs surging

    After last week's global rout, Asian markets struggled to hold early gains with analysts warning of further volatility across trading markets.

  • Thursday, July 11th 2013 - 07:04 UTC

    China blesses Taiwan economic accords if ‘one-China’ policy is respected

    Taiwan and NZ signed a trade agreement in a very low key ceremony with third line officials (Photo CNA)

    China accepts that Taiwan signs economic cooperation agreements with other countries as long as they are not political and those countries do not interfere with the ‘one China policy’ which considers the island a province part of the nation, and not two nations as defended by Taipei.

  • Monday, May 21st 2012 - 06:39 UTC

    Taiwan demands from Latam allies “fair, legal and effective” cooperation relation

    Ma Ying Jeou meets with his Paraguayan peer Fernando Lugo

    Taiwan will continue to cooperate with Latin America as long as the relation is fair, legal and effective, said re-elected president Ma Ying Jeou who also described that links with Beijing will continue to be: “no unification, no independence and no arms”.