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Vol 3 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2010


Sitting on the fence

Taipei cannot turn to its African allies to improve lagging exports, but pins its hopes instead on reaching an understanding with Beijing

Africa is almost off Taiwan’s diplomatic radar. In contrast to the attention lavished by Chinese leaders on countries across the continent, Taiwan’s relations with its four African allies remain low key, more so since June 2008 when President Ma Ying-jeou promised a ‘truce’ with China in the competition for diplomatic recognition (AAC Vol 1 No 11).

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