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Nauru cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China just a day after Lai Ching-te was elected as new president

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Nauru cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China just a day after Lai Ching-te was elected as new president
Nauru cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China just a day after Lai Ching-te was elected as new president

Taiwan misplaced a diplomatic ally after the Pacific Island nation of Nauru on Monday (January 15, 2024) introduced it was severing diplomatic ties with the nation.

Nauru cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China just a day after Lai Ching-te was elected as new president
Nauru severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Taiwan Foreign Ministry additionally confirmed the event and stated in a assertion: “The authorities of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has discovered that the Republic of Nauru, a diplomatic ally in the Pacific, shall be terminating diplomatic relations with Taiwan on the grounds of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 and the ‘one China precept’.”

Taiwan stated it has determined to terminate diplomatic relations with Nauru with fast impact in order to safeguard its nationwide sovereignty and dignity.

Taiwan states that it has determined to finish all bilateral cooperation tasks, recall employees of its embassy and Technical Mission in Nauru, and even demand the nation to close down its embassy in the area.

Claiming Beijing’s position in the incident, the overseas ministry stated: “China has lengthy made efforts to strategy distinguished political figures in Nauru, providing financial help as incentive to steer Nauru to change diplomatic recognition.”

Taiwan ballot

Nauru severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan just days after Lai Ching-te, candidate of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP), received the Taiwan election held on Saturday, January 13.

China’s response

Maintaining its longstanding stance, China stated on Saturday “reunification” with Taiwan was nonetheless “inevitable” after president-elect Lai Ching-te received the important election on the self-ruled island, AFP reported.

The election “is not going to impede the inevitable pattern of China’s reunification”, Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson Chen Binhua stated in a assertion revealed by state information company Xinhua.

The spokesperson was quoted as saying that the vote “is not going to change the fundamental panorama and growth pattern of cross-Strait relations”. He stated Beijing “firmly oppose(s) the separatist actions aimed toward ‘Taiwan independence’ as nicely as overseas interference”.

Chen Binhua asserted that the outcomes didn’t “signify mainstream public opinion on the island” of 23 million folks.

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