Kiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: ReutersKiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters
Kiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters

Kiribati caught in tug of war between China and Taiwan as presidential run-off approaches

  • President Taneti Maamau is pro-Beijing but his challenger, Banuera Berina, broke with the government last year after it abandoned Taiwan as an ally
  • According to former president Anote Tong, ‘the Taiwan-China issue’ has dominated the campaign, fuelling debate about the benefits of ties with Beijing
Topic |   Diplomacy
Kiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: ReutersKiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters
Kiribati President Taneti Maamau and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters
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