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Unacceptable demands

President Jammeh cuts Gambia’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan after his demands for millions of dollars were rebuffed

President Yahya Jammeh’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Taipei came as a surprise, according to Taipei’s diplomats. Other officials, however, believe the move was...


Move closer

After allowing China to open a trade office in November, São Tomé is fending off claims that it may abandon Taiwan, its diplomatic ally

Prime Minister Gabriel Costa is walking a fine line by encouraging investment from both China and Taiwan. Chinese oil companies play a crucial role in oil exploration, but Taiwan o...

Ma’s labours lost

Little was gained and little lost during Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s first African tour on 7-18 April. Far outscored in the contest with China for diplomatic recognition, Ma...

Ma goes to Africa

On 7-18 April, President Ma Ying-jeou will make a state visit to three of Taiwan’s four African allies – Burkina Faso, Gambia and Swaziland. It will be the first visit by a Taiwane...

Recognition mission

China’s favoured candidate stays in office, but Taiwan will struggle to participate in international bodies and overcome security challenges

President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party) won a second term on 14 January and now has another four years to carry forward his China-friendly policie...

The diplomatic truce goes on

President Ma Ying-jeou’s election victory on 14 January gave comfort to those who feared that an opposition win might rupture the delicate détente between China and Taiwan – and he...

Ready, able and unlikely

Officials at Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) are playing down reports that the government is mulling a naval escort for its ships facing the threat of piracy in the...

Trucking trials

The trial of Jack Hsieh (Hsieh Ping-sung) and his four truckers, accused of defrauding powerful Zimbabwean interests, rumbles on. Hsieh, who is from Taiwan and has South African na...

Friends and benefits

Veteran oppositionist Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata often accuses President Rupiah Banda and the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy of being too cosy with China. Now Sata stands ...

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