Honduras president says govt to seek official relations with China

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TEGUCIGALPA/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Honduras President Xiomara Castro said on Tuesday she had instructed the country’s foreign minister to bring about the opening of official relations with China, a move that threatens to further diminish Taiwan’s dwindling pool of allies. Castro made the statement on Twitter. The leader of the Central American country had floated the idea of cutting ties with Taiwan and starting relations with China during her electoral campaign, but said in January 2022 she hoped to maintain ties with Taiwan. China has intensified pressure to reduce Taiwan’s international footpri…

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