Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing in November. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan isolation pays off for Panama as China opens free trade talks

Central American country seeks to become China’s gateway to the region, a year after it severed ties with Taipei and established relations with Beijing

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Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing in November. Photo: Reuters
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