The Foreign Desk

Explainer 113: Is Taiwan running out of friends?

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2 May 2018

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When the Dominican Republic announced this week that it was establishing diplomatic ties with China, Taiwan lost yet another ally. However, most countries made the switch in 1971, so what has taken the Dominican Republic so long and, as Andrew Mueller explains, what’s in it for those that still side with China’s little brother?

2 May 2018

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