The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock
The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock

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Why Taiwan, US and China are watching Marshall Islands vote count

  • The election raises the possibility the island nation – one of Taiwan’s four remaining Pacific allies – will pick a pro-Beijing leader
  • A new administration could also jeopardise the island nation’s relationship with the US, which relies on it as a strategic defence outpost

Topic |   Pacific nations
The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock
The Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands scattered across a swathe of ocean the size of Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock
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