Palau President Visits Taiwan, Palace Museum to Remain Open?

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Date: 2018/11/14
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: Tsai Ing-wen Facebook

Palau’s president, Tommy Remengesau Jr., is visiting Taiwan, which he calls an important and productive partner of his country.

On Palau’s ties with Taiwan, Remengesau Jr. said “friendship is earned, not forced,” amid continuing pressure from China to force the Pacific country to switch recognition from Taipei to Beijing.

According to Palau’s Bureau of Immigration, visitor arrivals from China this year dropped by over 36 percent from 2016 as a result of Beijing’s ban on group tours to Palau because of the Pacific island nation’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Credit: Tsai Ing-wen FacebookPalau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. (L) and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (R).
When he was asked to comment on Chinese pressure, Remengesau Jr. said that respect is a very important word for the people of Palau, no matter how big or small a country is.    [FULL  STORY]

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