Sino File by Cary Huang
Dominican Republic’s switch from Taipei to Beijing is an empty victory – with a cost
Official diplomatic recognition is largely beside the point to Taiwan. Beijing’s moves to wrest away Taipei’s allies with economic carrots serve little purpose other than to sabotage its own hopes of reunification
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.