Taiwan: Making Friends

Awww…China is offended.

Taiwan is making friends with St. Lucia and Suriname. Baby steps.

Global Voices Online


3 Responses to “Taiwan: Making Friends”

  1. MOM Says:


    If Taiwan is establishing a “consular/economic” office in Suriname, it’s probably for economic reasons, mainly those concerning fishing rights. I would say that since Suriname has a Chinese embassy, Suriname, maybe, is playing “both sides” to up the ante for aid.

  2. JohnnyB Says:

    Many small and poor countries benefit from this kind of dollar diplomacy. I can’t trash Nancy Pelosi too much since she is one of the most fervent backers of an independent Taiwan.

  3. JohnnyB Says:

    I do think it’s sad that the only European nation that recognizes Taiwan is the Vatican, and that the French war-game with the Chinese off the coast of Taiwan. One of the travesties of the Carter administration was the Taiwan Relations Act.

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