Laureano Ortega Murillo, son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu display their jointly signed communique on the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Tianjin on Friday. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Laureano Ortega Murillo, son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu display their jointly signed communique on the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Tianjin on Friday. Photo: Xinhua via AP

Who needs Nicaragua? Taiwan and the tug of war for diplomatic allies

  • The number of countries with official ties with the island has fallen to 14, with the loss of Managua
  • Taipei is now more focused on gaining international recognition through substantive ties and taking part in global bodies

Topic |   Tsai Ing-wen
Laureano Ortega Murillo, son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu display their jointly signed communique on the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Tianjin on Friday. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Laureano Ortega Murillo, son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu display their jointly signed communique on the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Tianjin on Friday. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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