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Vol 2 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2008

The waiting list

Taiwan is financially out-gunned by China and a diplomatic truce may now be its only option

The diplomatic battles between China and Taiwan – often played out on African soil – are on hold. There is no formal truce yet because China’s strategists believe that they are well ahead in the bigger game, the plan to recover Taiwan. There is some good news for those African states that have stayed loyal to Taipei. Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou has promised a new White Paper on foreign aid, one that would bring Taiwan’s foreign aid closer to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development standards.

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