Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters
Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters

Kiribati’s pro-China leader wins re-election in blow to Taiwan

  • Taneti Maamau, who in September announced the Pacific island nation’s switch to diplomatic ties with Beijing, remains president
  • The result dashes Taipei’s hopes of a resumption of formal ties, leaving it with 15 remaining diplomatic allies

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Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters
Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in January. Photo: Reuters
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