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Taiwan’s isolation increases as Dominican Republic recognizes China

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


The Dominican Republic said it had established ties with China, a move that furthers the international isolation of Taiwan, with which it simultaneously severed diplomatic relations.

The decision was announced by Flavio Darío Espinal, an adviser to the government of the Dominican Republic. He said that despite not having official ties, trade between the two countries was worth about $2 billion, making the Dominican Republic China’s second largest trading partner in Central America and the Caribbean.

Source: New York Times