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Chinese State Media Refutes Erroneous Taiwan Report About Vaccinated Chinese Workers in Uganda Contracting COVID-19

China's state-run Global Times newspaper took aim at an erroneous report published on the Taipei-based news website Taiwan News that 47 Chinese workers who contracted COVID-19 last week in Uganda had previously been vaccinated with a Chinese C19 vaccine.  ...

Taiwan’s Blossoming Business and Diplomatic Ties With Somaliland Proceed Unimpeded by China

The President of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, met with Taiwan's envoy to Hargeisa this week for talks. Back in Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen took note of the meeting and retweeted a photo of the two officials bumping shoulders.

It May Seem Odd to a Lot of People in Africa But Taiwan is a Really Big Issue for Chinese Diplomacy on the Continent

It's safe to say that what's happening in Taiwan these days is not a paramount concern for most African stakeholders. But you wouldn't know that from the emphasis that senior Chinese officials, including Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, put on the issue in their bilateral talks with ...

Taiwan’s New Rep Office in Somaliland Opens Twitter Account

If you'd like to follow what's going on at Taiwan's newly-opened representative office in the Horn of Africa in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, you can do so on their equally new Twitter account. Follow "Taiwan In Somaliland" ...

Somaliland President Says Ties With Taiwan “Bonded by Shared Democratic Values and Freedoms”

The president of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, published a short video statement on Wednesday following the opening of a new representative office in Taiwan. President Abdi acknowledged that the Horn of Africa with its ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

How Will Biden Shake Up Africa Relations? Let’s Watch

Tomorrow, the whole world’s eyes will be on the inauguration of Joe Biden. Stepping into a moment of unprecedented domestic crisis, he will probably have relatively little bandwidth for Africa. Indications are that the Biden administration plans to steer away from the Trump era’s unilateralism. While the incoming Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs hasn’t been confirmed yet, many State Department appointments have been filled by veterans from the Obama era. ...

Somaliland Opens New Representative Office in Taiwan

The self-declared state of Somaliland opened its new representative office in Taiwan today in a move that is bound to further anger officials in both Somalia and China.  In his address at the opening ceremony, Somaliland’s chief representative in ...

Indian, U.S. Perspectives on Taiwan-Somaliland Relations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the Czech Republic's senate speaker Milos Vystrcil will "pay a heavy price" for violating Beijing's sacrosanct "One China" policy for his ongoing visit to Taiwan. Foreign Minister Wang's sharp tone offers a preview ...

The Taiwan-Somaliland Union Sparks All-Out Diplomatic Brawl

China and Somalia both turned up the volume of their anger about Monday's opening of a new Taiwan representative office in the self-declared state of Somaliland. After a subdued reaction on Monday following the inauguration of the new office ...

Somaliland Should Brace Itself For What Comes Next

All week I've been wondering why China's response to the opening of the new Taiwan representative office in the capital of Somaliland had been so subdued. Normally, whenever Taipei ventures out into the world to expand its diplomatic presence, Beijing responds almost instantly with ...

China’s Foreign Ministry Issues First Statement on Taiwan Opening a Rep Office in Somaliland

The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded on Tuesday to Taiwan's opening of a new representative office earlier this week in the self-declared state of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa. At his regular press briefing in Beijing on Tuesday, spokesman Zhao Lijian repeated Beijing's longstanding position that "Taiwan ...
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