Honduras replaces Taiwan with China

(CNN) – Honduran President Xiomara Castro introduced Tuesday that he’ll set up diplomatic relations with China, a choice more likely to finish the nation’s present relationship with Taiwan.

Solely 14 international locations, together with Honduras, have official relations with Taiwan.

China has adopted the ‘One China’ coverage as a prerequisite for diplomatic relations with Beijing, and requires international locations with which it maintains diplomatic relations to sever official relations with Taiwan, which it claims as a part of its territory regardless of by no means having management over it.

“I’ve instructed Overseas Minister Eduardo Reina to handle the opening of official relations with the Folks’s Republic of China, as an indication of my willpower to adjust to the federal government’s plan and to develop borders freely in coordination with the nations of the world,” Castro wrote in a tweet which didn’t point out Taiwan.

Hours later, in an announcement, Taiwan’s overseas ministry expressed its want to proceed being a “loyal and reliable accomplice” of Honduras and warned: “Please watch out to not fall into China’s entice.”

“China’s constructing of relations with Honduras is just for the aim of compacting Taiwan’s worldwide house and has no honest intention to cooperate with Honduras for the welfare of its individuals,” the assertion added.

Taiwan’s official Central Information Company reported that the Honduran ambassador was filmed getting into Taiwan’s overseas ministry on Wednesday morning, however didn’t reply to reporters’ questions.