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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019. 2:51 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: As Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrate 30 years of good diplomatic ties, Taiwan is saying goodbye to its relations with the Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific, after it cut ties in favor of the People’s Republic of China.

Following the Solomon Islands’ decision, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen accused mainland China of trying to interfere with its upcoming elections, as she seeks re-election in January 2020.

“Over the past few years, China has continually used financial and political pressure to suppress Taiwan’s international space,” Tsai said, calling the Chinese move “a brazen challenge and detriment to the international order,” the President said.

The Solomon Islands is the sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, leaving Taiwan with only 16 diplomatic allies left, Belize being counted among them.

Even as other countries shift their loyalties, Belize has pledged to remain a friend to Taiwan and has advocated at the United Nations for the UN to include Taiwan in activities that it had repeatedly denied the country the right to participate in, despite the country having
the 7th largest economy in Asia and the 15th largest economy in the world.

 

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