Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Photo: AFP

Beijing targets Haiti as bid to isolate Taiwan from its diplomatic allies heads to the Caribbean

  • If Port-au-Prince ‘can uphold the one-China principle, Beijing is willing to establish country-to-country ties’, commerce official Wang Xiaoyang says
  • Beijing can provide ‘interest-free loans and concessional loans’ and will ‘respect the recipient country’, he says
Topic |   Taiwan

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Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Photo: AFP
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The Solomon Islands should be wary of the funding promises made by Beijing, US officials said this week. Photo: AFP

US officials tell Solomon Islands not to be pressured into cutting ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing

  • Pacific island should ‘ask for details about funding … whether these are loans or grants’, American ambassador says in reference to Beijing’s promise of financial aid
  • US under Trump has become more activist than its predecessors in its support for Taiwan, Australian academic says
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Solomon Islands should be wary of the funding promises made by Beijing, US officials said this week. Photo: AFP
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