Beijing’s efforts to alienate Taiwan have left the self-ruled island with just 15 diplomatic allies. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taipei contemplates friendless future as Beijing woos remaining allies

  • How many diplomatic allies can Taiwan afford to lose before it is no longer relevant on the world stage?
  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says Beijing is stepping up efforts to isolate the island in bid to disrupt elections in January
Topic |   Taiwan

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Beijing’s efforts to alienate Taiwan have left the self-ruled island with just 15 diplomatic allies. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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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