Diplomacy: China’s demand fulfilled: Honduras breaks with Taiwan
China’s demand fulfilled: Honduras breaks with Taiwan
The communist People’s Republic of China attaches demands to economic relations with Honduras. Now the Central American country is bowing to the pressure.
Honduras severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and with it a demand of China fulfilled, which regards the island republic as part of its own national territory. The Central American country’s government recognizes the government of the communist People’s Republic of China as the sole legitimate representative for all of China, the Central American country’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. Taiwan has thus lost another diplomatic ally on the international stage.
The government in Tegucigalpa announced the move a few days ago. Mainly for economic reasons, she wants to establish relations with China, which in turn will sever relations with China Taiwan required. With its one-China doctrine, the communist leadership in Beijing does not allow any country to have relations with both the People’s Republic and Taiwan. Germany also only has an unofficial representation in Taipei.
Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the island part of its territory and opposes any form of official diplomatic contact between Taiwan and other countries. Beijing has been intensifying its campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally for several years. There are only 13 countries worldwide that have the democratic island republic Diplomatic recognition of Taiwan – including small Pacific states, Caribbean islands, some countries in Central America and the Vatican.