Sierra slams rumors of his departure
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Honduran ambassador to Taiwan Rafa Sierra blasted
media reports Tuesday that he or other diplomats were about to leave Taiwan, paving the way for more countries to switch recognition to China following last month’s departure by Panama.
Taiwan only has 20 official diplomatic allies left, and since Panama’s switch on June 12, speculation has been rife about which country might be next.
According to unconfirmed media reports, a staff member of the Honduran embassy told friends at a dinner in Kaohsiung Monday evening that some ambassadors and diplomats would leave Taiwan in mid-July and move to China to take up new postings. [FULL STORY]