Nicaragua cut its diplomatic relation with Taiwan

Tags: International News

  • The Central American countryNicaragua has become the latest country to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China.
  • The decision was praised by China, which demands that any country that wants diplomatic relations with it must cut existing ties with Taipei.
  • Beijing sees Taiwan as a breakaway province to be reunified with the mainland one day. 
  • However, Taiwan sees itself as a democratically-governed, independent country, though it has never formally declared independence from the mainland.
  • Taiwan's list of international allies has dwindled from 21 down to 14 since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May 2016.
  • Before Nicaragua, the Pacific Island nations of Kiribati and the Solomon Islands were the latest countries to cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China in 2019.

Capital of Nicaragua: Managua

President of Nicaragua : Daniel Ortega 

Capital of Taiwan : Taipei

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -