Taiwan: Losing Diplomatic Allies

  • 06 Jan 2020

  • Kiribati is the seventh country to sever its diplomatic ties with Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen came to office in 2016, following Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Panama, El Salvador and the Solomon Islands.
  • China claims Taiwan as its territory, and says the democratic island has no right to formal ties with any country.
  • Taiwan now has formal relations with only 15 countries worldwide.
  • India has no official diplomatic relations with Taiwan.