Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and his Panamanian counterpart Isabel de Saint Malo at the announcement in Beijing of their establishment of diplomatic relations. Photo: Kyodo

Why diplomatic ties with Panama are so important to Beijing

Panama’s decision to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei gives mainland China a huge boost both commercially and diplomatically

Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and his Panamanian counterpart Isabel de Saint Malo at the announcement in Beijing of their establishment of diplomatic relations. Photo: Kyodo
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