In 2007, Taiwan and Nicaragua relations were solid as students in Managua hold flags representing both nations at a farewell ceremony for then Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian. Photo: AP Photo
Why China’s Nicaragua move is as much about the US as it is about Taiwan
  • When Managua switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing on Friday, mainland China boosted its influence in the US’ backyard, say observers
  • The announcement came on the same day as the US State Department slapped sanctions on a national security adviser to Nicaraguan President Ortega
10 Dec 2021 - 8:37PM