‘No cost too high for China’ how Beijing is seeking to undermine Taiwanese diplomacy

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“For Beijing, the aid to these countries is a political decision. For this, no cost is too high. It is a part of their insistence that there is only one China and that Taiwan is a part of China,” Jabin Thomas Jacob, an associate professor at the international relations and governance studies department at the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, told ThePrint. China gave roughly $1.89 billion in financial aid to Burkina Faso, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Dominican Republic, according to data published by AidData, a research lab at the...