Weekly Report - 16 March 2023 (WR-23-11)

Honduras switches allegiance to China

Another brick in Taiwan’s crumbling diplomatic edifice in Central America will shortly be removed after Honduran President Xiomara Castro announced on 14 March that she had had instructed her foreign minister, Eduardo Enrique Reina, to commence negotiations to open diplomatic relations with mainland China. When the process is complete, it will leave just 13 countries worldwide that recognise Taiwan, seven of them in Latin America and the Caribbean. The timing of the switch will come as a blow to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen ahead of a trip to the sub-region and onwards visit to the US, which is also likely to be dismayed by further evidence of China’s success at supplanting Taiwan in the isthmus in recent years.

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