søndag 12. desember 2021

Honduras Likely to Follow Nicaragua in Cutting Taiwan Ties As China Courts Latin America

Honduras under newly elected leader Xiomara Castro is expected to follow Nicaragua in cutting ties with Taiwan, as Beijing ramps up efforts to sever Taipei's diplomatic ties with nations in Central America and the Caribbean. Prior to her election victory, incoming Honduran President Castro, who is set to take office in January, pledged to "open diplomatic and commercial connections with mainland China." The country has maintained diplomatic ties with the self-ruled democratic island of Taiwan for eight decades.

The Chinese regime considers Taiwan as a province of China although the island has its own constitution, liberal democratic political system, and military. Beijing in recent months has intensified political and military pressure on the island. Honduras Might Elect First Female President, Wife of Ousted Ex-President

Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, took to Twitter on Wednesday to congratulate Castro on her election win, highlighting the decades-long relationship between the two nations. "I look forward to working with you to benefit the people of our countries & strengthen the longstanding Taiwan–Honduras partnership," President Tsai Ing-wen wrote.