Panama Ends Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan, Teams Up With China

BEIJING — Panama has severed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established them instead with China in a move derided by Taipei as a “diplomatic money game.”

China considers self-ruled Taiwan a renegade province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing’s control.




Image: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Panama's Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Panamanian counterpart Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado meet in Beijing on Tuesday.