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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 ...

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 ...

Taiwan’s Flag Now Flying Again in Africa

Taiwan opened its newest mission in Africa today at a ceremony in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland. Although the new representative office is not quite the same as formal diplomatic recognition, it's certainly close and marks the rare win for President Tsai ...

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu might have been surprised to hear that the big takeaway from his call on Monday with Xi Jinping wasn't debt relief or anything to do with COVID-19. In the unlikely event that he opened a copy of the China Daily newspaper on Tuesday ...

Taiwan-Somaliland Deal Sparks Debate About Taipei’s Presence in Africa

Taiwan's recent effort to revive its diplomatic presence in Africa by signing an agreement with the self-declared state of Somaliland to set up representative offices in each other's territories sparked an immediate wave of predictable responses. China and Somalia denounced the ...
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