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Taiwan’s Last Stand in South America

May 07, 2020

Since 1957, Paraguay’s government has recognized Taiwan as the “true China” Over the decades that relationship has weathered numerous storms: dictatorship, democratization, the Cold War and the rise of the mainland But in mid-April, it seemed like the status quo might finally change As the case of Paraguay suggests, the global pandemic is adding to existing pressures on Taiwan’s remaining relationships in Latin America In a virtual session on April 17, the Paraguayan Senate took a vote on whether to urge the president to change diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing The...

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