Taiwan’s last African ally holds out despite overtures by China

FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands Swaziland's King Mswati III (L) as Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (C) looks on after the signing ceremony of the Bandung Message marking the 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration at Gedung Merdeka in Bandung, West Java, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Bagus Indahono/Pool/File Photo

MBABANE (Reuters) – While China meets African leaders at a major summit in Beijing next week, the king of eSwatini, self-ruled Taiwan’s last remaining ally on the continent, will be hosting thousands of people at a traditional Reed Dance ceremony. By offering loans and upping diplomatic pressure, Beijing has flipped one African country at a […]

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