Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favour of China

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu attends a news conference announcing Taiwan's decision to terminate diplomatic ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, in Taipei, Taiwan September 20, 2019. REUTERS/I-Hwa Cheng

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati’s president said on Saturday. Taiwan, losing a second ally in less than a week, said on Friday that China lured Kiribati with economic investment. […]

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