Radio Taiwan International
Date: 17 September, 2019
By: Paula Chao
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the public should together safeguard Taiwan’s space in the internationalcommunity. Su was speaking Tuesday at the legislature.
Su’s comments came a day after the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the announcement at a Cabinet meeting.
Su said China’s relentless attempts to lure Taiwan’s allies with incentives has made Taiwan’s diplomatic situation difficult.
The Solomon Islands is the sixth country to sever ties with Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May, 2016. Now Taiwan has just 16 official diplomatic allies, mostly small nations in the Caribbean and Central America. [FULL STORY]