|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | USA

Beijing Urges Washington to Refuse Taiwan President’s Stopover in US

BEIJING – The Chinese government urged Washington on Tuesday not to allow Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to make a stopover in the United States during her official visits to Belize and Paraguay, a day after Taipei said she would transit through Los Angeles and Houston.

The Taiwanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Maria Liu, said on Monday that Tsai will be making her transit in the two US cities despite China’s opposition, amid growing tensions between Beijing and Taipei.

“We have launched a stern representation to the United States that we oppose any kind of transit (by Tsai) in the US and other countries that have diplomatic ties with China,” said Geng Shuang, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We urge the US to abide by the One China Principle, not allow the transit and stop sending any wrong signal to the Taiwan pro-independence forces,” he added.

Geng said that the One China Policy is a universal consensus of the international community and any attempts to separate or create two Chinas would be opposed by the country.

In her fifth diplomatic tour since coming to power in May 2016, Tsai will visit Paraguay from Aug. 14-16 to attend Mario Abdo Benitez’s swearing-in as president and will visit Belize from Aug. 16-18.

Tsai will be making a stop in Los Angeles on her way to the two countries and will be stopping in Houston on the way back after the 12-day trip on Aug. 20.

Paraguay and Belize are two of the only 18 diplomatic allies of Taiwan in the world, out of which 10 are in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In a little over a year Taiwan has lost two of its important Latin-American allies, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as the African state Burkina Faso, due to China’s strategy of internationally isolating Tsai’s pro-independence government in order to make it accept the One China Policy.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved