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Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognizes Beijing

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The change in diplomatic relations comes after Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega; Odega was elected to a second term a month ago. Denis Moncada, Nicaragua’s foreign minister, issued a statement saying that the People’s Republic of China was “the sole legal government representing all the Chinese people” and that Taiwan was “an inalienable part of China’s territory.” Beijing soon announced that the two countries had signed a joint communique restoring diplomatic relations in Tianjin.

The Taipei government of the Republic of China is “deeply saddened and regretful” over Nicaragua’s “unilateral termination” of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. The United States has criticized Ortega for not being elected properly and not representing the will of the Nicaraguan people.

China Central Television, the state broadcaster, later posted footage online showing Ivan Acosta, Nicaragua’s finance minister, and two of Mr Ortega’s sons attending the meeting in Tianjin.

Shortly after, the official Xinhua News Agency announced that China and Nicaragua signed a joint Communique on the Restoration of Diplomatic relations in Tianjin, announcing that they would recognize each other and resume diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level as of today.

“The government of the Republic of Nicaragua today severs’ diplomatic relations’ with Taiwan and undertakes not to have any more official relations or official exchanges with Taiwan,” the communique said. “The Government of the People’s Republic of China expresses its appreciation to the government of the Republic of Nicaragua for its above-mentioned position.”

In the past five years, three Central American countries — Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic — have cut ties with Taipei and switched to Beijing. Honduras may also change relations with the election of Xiomara Castro as a new president.

Speaking at a public event early Friday, President Tsai Ing-wen said, “I want to tell my compatriots that the more successful Taiwan’s democracy is, the stronger the international support will be and the more pressure will come from the authoritarian camp.”

“But we firmly believe that no matter diplomatic pressure or military attack or intimidation, we will not change our determination and efforts to uphold democracy and freedom, go global and participate in the international democratic community.”
Premier Su Tseng-chang said: “Everyone can see that China is using every means to isolate Taiwan. China is using every means to isolate Taiwan. We need to unite all the more so that Taiwan will not be isolated.”

“Over the years, we have had a lot of cooperation with Nepal and helped the Nepalese people. We have given great assistance to all aspects of construction and life.”
“To safeguard national sovereignty and dignity, our country has decided to terminate diplomatic relations with the Republic of Nicaragua, halt bilateral cooperation and assistance programs, and evacuate the embassy and technical mission,” Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

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