The Free Nations of the World Sever Ties with "Taiwan" Watch
The Pacific island nation has recognized self-ruled Taiwan since 1983 but would be a prized chip for China in its bid to peel away the allies of this wayward province with no right to state-to-state ties, taking their number to 16.
A task force charged with evaluating the Taiwan ties returned from a tour of Pacific nations allied to China just before a mid-August visit to Beijing by eight Solomons ministers and the prime minister’s private secretary.
“It doesn’t take much imagination to work out what the task force will recommend,” added Kenilorea, whose panel will review the recommendations.
El Salvador in Central America, along with Burkina Faso in West Africa and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, all severed ties with Taiwan last year.
The Pacific has been a diplomatic stronghold for Taiwan, where formal ties with six island nations make up more than a third of its total alliances. It pledged $8.5 million to the Solomons in 2019-20, budget documents show.
That money goes to a controversial health development fund that experts say has links to vote-buying.
Surely a might blow for communism and China. Down with Taiwan. Down with democracy.
Will you be invading any time soon?
If China's government are such awful warmongers, and is apparently anti-democracy, why do so many democratic countries prefer it to the imperialist government in exile?
I mean look at the police in the US, when they had those unrests in Fergesen and Baltimore with all those heavily armored vehicles and armed police it was like they were at war.