Dominican Republic Breaks with Taiwan, Recognizes China

(From UPI)

China and the Dominican Republic established formal diplomatic relations Tuesday, a move that cut the Caribbean nation’s ties to Taiwan — and left the Taipei government further isolated internationally.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed a joint communique on the diplomacy in Beijing after the Dominican Republic moved to cut ties with Tapei.

“The government of the Dominican Republic recognizes that there is but one China in the world, that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory,” the agreement said.

Taiwan reacted angrily to the news, saying Dominican President Danilo Medina “ignored” the partnership between the two nations to accept “false promises” of investment and aid from China.

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