South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP

Could ties with Kiribati be a boost to China’s space ambitions?

  • When the island nation switched recognition to Taipei in 2003, Beijing packed up its first overseas tracking station on South Tarawa
Topic |   Space

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South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP
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Taiwan has lost two of its Pacific nation allies in the same week. Photo: EPA

Taipei down to 15 allies as Kiribati announces switch of diplomatic ties to Beijing

  • Taipei recalls staff from embassy and joint projects in the Pacific nation
  • Taiwanese foreign minister says Kiribati president has highly unrealistic expectations about Beijing
Topic |   Taiwan

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Taiwan has lost two of its Pacific nation allies in the same week. Photo: EPA
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