Will Taiwan’s allies switch allegiance to Beijing to obtain vaccines?

May 12, 2021 | INVESTING

The coronavirus is testing Taiwan’s relations with its formal allies as Taipei struggles to help them with urgently needed vaccines and medical supplies, observers say.Several of Taipei’s allies had been poached before the pandemic by Beijing, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan. But the impact of Covid-19 on some of the 15 nations that still recognise the self-ruled island has made Beijing’s ability to offer vaccines a persuasive factor in determining diplomatic loyalties.Honduras – one of…

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