MOFA has protested and is demanding Fiji reverse its decision
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The office would have to replace the name “Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Republic of Fiji” with Taipei Trade Office in Fiji, the Liberty Times reported.
The two countries had maintained close if unofficial relations since 1971, with cooperation in fields like healthcare, fisheries and agriculture, yet China had used its growing financial clout to bully Fiji into demanding the name change, according to the report.
MOFA said it had protested, but was also continuing efforts to persuade Fiji to reverse its decision.