Honduran presidential hopeful Xiomara Castro said in her election manifesto that she would seek formal ties with Beijing if she wins. But after a US official visited Honduras, the aide who wrote the manifesto said no final decision had been made. Photo: Reuters
Honduran presidential hopeful Xiomara Castro said in her election manifesto that she would seek formal ties with Beijing if she wins. But after a US official visited Honduras, the aide who wrote the manifesto said no final decision had been made. Photo: Reuters

US and China jostle for influence as Honduras weighs ties with Taiwan

  • Central American nation, which goes to the polls on Sunday, is one of a shrinking club that maintains relations with Taipei
  • Switching recognition to Beijing could mean more Chinese investment for the country, the third poorest in the Americas

Topic |   US-China relations
Honduran presidential hopeful Xiomara Castro said in her election manifesto that she would seek formal ties with Beijing if she wins. But after a US official visited Honduras, the aide who wrote the manifesto said no final decision had been made. Photo: Reuters
Honduran presidential hopeful Xiomara Castro said in her election manifesto that she would seek formal ties with Beijing if she wins. But after a US official visited Honduras, the aide who wrote the manifesto said no final decision had been made. Photo: Reuters
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