Taiwan courts bank to counter China

OBSTRUCTIONISM: China is lobbying its allies in Central America to block any bid by Taiwan to host the Central American Bank for Economic Integration meeting

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 14, 2019
By: Bloomberg

Taiwan is studying a bid to host a top meeting of Central America’s main regional bank, people with knowledge of the matter said, in its latest effort to break China’s diplomatic squeeze.

The nation is considering applying to host the 60th annual board meeting of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) next year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details have not been made public.

The bank is one of the few international organizations of which Taiwan is a full member under its official name, the Republic of China.

The lender is scheduled to decide on the host for next year at its board meeting in Argentina next month.    [FULL  STORY]

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