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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during an offshore anti-terrorism drill outside Keelung harbor, New Taipei City, June 10, 2017 (AP photo by Chiang Ying-ying).

Is the U.S. Pushing Back Enough Against China’s Efforts to Isolate Taiwan?

, Friday, July 28, 2017

Late last month, the Trump administration approved its first package of arms sales to Taiwan. For Taipei, this welcome news was long overdue, but not nearly enough to stop its slide toward international isolation.

Taiwan recently lost Panama, one of its few remaining diplomatic allies, to China, when the Panamanian government severed its diplomatic ties to Taipei and officially recognized Beijing instead. The tiny African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe made the same decision in late December. Other countries are likely to follow Panama, as China continues to woo Taiwan’s remaining friends with economic incentives. ...

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