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[AUDIO] How Taiwan Became a Divisive Wedge Issue in South Africa

South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), now sees the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s close ties to China as a vulnerability that the DA aims to exploit. Evidence of this new strategy came in December when the DA mayor of Pretoria, Solly Msimanga, made an independent trip to Taiwan, sparking immediate outrage from the Chinese government, the South African ... Read More »

[AUDIO] The long arm of Chinese law reaches all the way to Kenya

The Kenyan government’s consent to a Chinese request for the deportation of dozens of alleged cyber and telecom fraud has now bloomed into a full scale diplomatic crisis. Among those forcibly sent to China included dozens of Taiwan nationals, many of who were cleared on all charges by Kenya’s courts. The Taiwan government, for its part,blasted Beijing for orchestrating an ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Dalai Lama forces China to overplay its hand in South Africa

Pretoria’s apparent refusal to grant Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates has sparked outrage in South Africa. Critics allege the government is bowing to China, undermining South African sovereignty. China’s long-held policy toward The Dalai Lama is clear: any country that welcomes him will pay a price either diplomatically, economically ... Read More »

Beijing: unaware of Gambia’s plans to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan; netizens respond negatively [TRANSLATION]

[PRC] Foreign Ministry responds to the “cutting of diplomatic ties” between Gambia and Taiwan 外交部回应冈比亚与台”断交” By He Liu of China Daily. Published November 15 at 4:19 pm on 2013-11-15 16:19 作者 中国日报记者 何流 Responding to Gambia’s November 14 severing of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said at a November 15 press conference that the Chinese government had ... Read More »

PRC workers at a Taiwanese factory in Lesotho decry alleged abuse [TRANSLATION]

[TRANSLATION] “Friends Who Live and Work in Lesotho Please Participate” (在莱索托工作生活的朋友请进): a thread on Baidu Tieba, China’s largest bulletin board service, with 712 posts as of Feb. 15, 2013. Selected posts: —– 吧友121.229.227.*: Would you mind letting me know about the situation in Lesotho? I’m considering whether or not I should go. Is there someone who works at Nien Hsing? (Published 2008-05-31 17:23) ... Read More »