Even with US help, Taiwan is fighting a losing battle against China to keep its friends and influence

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Gary Sands says Taiwan will struggle to turn the tide of allies abandoning it for China, even with backing from the US. Beijing is simply making its new friends more generous offers than Taipei and Washington can match. In an effort to discourage other nations from cutting ties with Taiwan, US Senators Cory Gardner, Ed Markey, Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez introduced new legislation last week, the cleverly titled Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act. If passed, the Taipei Act would end or diminish foreign assistance to countries that abandon Taiwan…

read more : SCMP, 13.09.2018