Kiribati’s new toys made in China

Taiwan lost another ally in one week as Kiribati cut ties after Solomon Islands. This leaves Taiwan with four allies in the Pacific region, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau and Tuvalu.

Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said Kiribati’s president had asked Taiwan to donate money to purchase commercial aeroplanes, which was declined after assessment.

“According to information obtained by Taipei, the Chinese government has already promised to provide full funds for the procurement of several airplanes and commercial ferries, thus luring Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations,” the minister added.

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