Paraguay refuses to bow to pressure from China: Paraguay Ambassador

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 21 July, 2020
By: Paula Chao

Paraguay’s ambassador to Taiwan, Marcial Bobadilla Guillen (left), talked about bilateral ties on Tuesday. (CNA photo)

Paraguay has refused to bow to China’s pressure to switch its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. That’s the word from Paraguay’s ambassador to Taiwan, Marcial Bobadilla Guillen, on Tuesday.

Guillen was speaking at the opening of a congressional friendship group organized by lawmakers on both sides.

Ambassador  Guillen said Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez has rejected China’s offer categorically and has emphasized that ties between Taipei and Asuncion are firm. That’s despite the fact that Paraguay has been under tremendous pressure from China, and from its own private sector as well.    [FULL  STORY]

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