Your money’s no good there

China warns Pacific nations against siding with Taiwan (AFP – Reuters – 11 Aug 2004)

China has warned Pacific nations against caving in to Taiwan’s “dollar diplomacy”, cautioning it would be against their interests to establish ties with Taipei over Beijing, state media reported.

Vice Foreign Minister Zhou Wenzhong said it was important that Pacific nations that wanted to develop relations with Beijing recognise the “one-China” principle which states that Taiwan is part of China.

Zhou, who met Pacific leaders after their annual summit in Samoa last week, said Pacific island nations should be “highly vigilant to the political manoeuvres of the Taiwan authorities to split up China and undermine China’s relations” with them and other countries with diplomatic ties with Beijing.


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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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