Fewer flags are flying in Taipei’s Diplomatic Quarter, where Taiwan’s ally embassies are located. The island is recognised by only 17 countries now. Photo: Reuters
Gary Sands
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Sands

Even with US help, Taiwan is fighting a losing battle against China to keep its friends and influence

Gary Sands says Taiwan will struggle to turn the tide of allies abandoning it for China, even with backing from the US. Beijing is simply making its new friends more generous offers than Taipei and Washington can match

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Fewer flags are flying in Taipei’s Diplomatic Quarter, where Taiwan’s ally embassies are located. The island is recognised by only 17 countries now. Photo: Reuters
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