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If not trade or aid, then what?

Taiwanese diplomacy faces an awkward commercial challenge. Stripped of the warm words and diplomatic ambiguities, it is clear that Taipei's biggest trading partners no longer rec...


Ma Ying-jeou

President, Republic of China (Taiwan)

As China's President Hu Jintao tours Africa this month, his Taiwanese counterpart will be conspicuously absent. Ma Ying-jeou has been trying to cool the diplomatic competition w...


Africa tests rapprochement

Taipei's strategy enters a new era as it talks about cooperation with Beijing and ends dollar diplomacy in Africa

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou's new diplomatic strategy of rapprochement with China is making waves from the Taiwan Strait to distant African shores. Agreements have been signe...


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 we...


Diplomacy still has dollars for some

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s desire to put an end to ‘dollar diplomacy’ has been put to the test by his counterparts in Burkina Faso and Gambia.

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s desire to put an end to ‘dollar diplomacy’ (AAC Vol 1 No 11) has been put to the test by his counterparts in Burkina Faso and Gambia. On a diplom...


Dollar diplomacy fails

Since the UN switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1971, Taipei's allies have dwindled to just 23 countries

The opportunities for African states to benefit from the bidding war between Taiwan and China are almost over. Taipei officials believe that 'dollar diplomacy' has failed: Taipei ...


Francisco Ou

Foreign Minister, Taiwan

Francisco Ou became Taiwan's Foreign Minister on 20 May, as the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party, KMT), in opposition for eight years, returned to executive power on the ba...


Changing horses

In the latest diplomatic challenge to Taiwan, the tiny Atlantic archipelago is again flirting with Beijing

The appointment of a new Prime Minister in São Tomé e Príncipe could herald a reverse for Taiwan, according to regional diplomatic sources, who say politic...


With friends like these...

As China’s commercial ties with Africa deepen, so Taiwan’s diplomatic links to the continent look ever more precarious

As it loses the diplomatic and commercial competition with Beijing, the Taiwan government is casting around for new friends and a new strategy in Africa. Painfully aware of its u...


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