Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Dominican Republic Establishes Diplomatic Relations with China

Dominican Republic DAILYEXPRESSThe Dominican Republic has announced plans to end ties with Taiwan in favour of China
| 02 May, 2018, 01:56

Last year Panama switched from Taipei to Beijing, a move signaling that other countries in Central America and the Caribbean, where Taiwan counts several allies, could follow.

China considers Taiwan to be part of its territory, and has long sought to reduce the number of countries that recognize it while blocking its participation as an observer in United Nations agencies. An unnamed Taiwanese official told Reuters that China had won the country over with a $3.1 bn package of incentives and loans.

Wu said the government strongly condemns China's decision to use dollar diplomacy to convert Taiwan's diplomatic allies.

Last year, in another major blow to Taiwan, Panama switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing.

"The first meeting occurred in late 2016 in a European nation, while the second one took place in a Latin American country in March previous year", the official said.

Mainland China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949, when the defeated nationalist government fled to the island.

The government of President Tsai Ing-wen is trying to push Taiwan's worldwide profile but is coming up against a concerted effort by Beijing to shrink its space on global platforms.

They released a joint statement saying the Dominican Republic acknowledges that there is only one China, and that Taiwan and China are inseparable.


After Panama cut its ties with Taiwan previous year, meanwhile, then-Taiwanese Foreign Minister David Tawei Lee visited the Dominican Republic as part of a campaign to shore up its relations and propose new cooperation projects.

Beijing announced on Tuesday morning that it would exchange ambassadors with the Dominican Republic "as soon as practicable". Beijing has since voiced fears that this may lead to a declaration of independence by the autonomous island.

Taiwan's presidential office said that despite the severe challenges, the government would not bow its head in pressure to Beijing, and vowed to do all it could to protect Taiwan's interests.

It said that even without formal diplomatic ties, China was already its second-largest supplier of imported products.

The US-based Defence News website reported back in 2015 that Taipei had been looking for surplus US Army M1 tanks to replace its M60s, but tanks were not a high priority given the island's mountainous interior and coastal wetlands.

Meanwhile, the Taiwan Defence Industry Development Association said on the weekend that US government officials would not attend a Taiwan-US defence contractors forum in Taiwan next week. Later that year Beijing established ties with São Tomé and Príncipe after the island nation off the west coast of Africa broke with Taiwan.

Beijing considers it a renegade province to be brought back into the fold and is increasing worldwide pressure to prevent any recognition of the island.

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