Jan 5, 2008

Taiwan About To Lose Another Ally?

It seems that Malawi's diplomatic relations with Taiwan are looking shaky. This AP report explains why.

As we have reported before, Beijing is being a bit more sensitive on stealing Taiwanese "allies" at present as it does not want to increase Taiwanese nationalist sentiment in the run up to a possible referndum on UN membership in Taiwan. It will be interesting to see whether Malawi stays in the Taiwan camp until the referendum.