US report says Beijing heightening engagement with Taiwan’s allies in South Pacific

Formosa NNews
Date: 2018/06/15

China is stepping up its engagement with Pacific Island countries, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report, which was prepared for the U.S. Congress, said that China is courting the Pacific Islands region with its “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure plan. Beijing’s campaign is a cause for concern, because the region is home to one-third of Taiwan’s 18 remaining allies.

Kalani Kaneko
Marshall Islands health minister
… include the government and the people of Taiwan within the WHA.

At the World Health Assembly, Taiwan’s handful of South Pacific allies spoke out for Taiwan in a show of solidarity. A recent US report indicates that Beijing could be ready to squeeze Taiwan’s diplomatic space even further.    [FULL  STORY]

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