FAST FIVE: Mapping Taiwan's Thinly Weaved Diplomatic Web

Published by on

Mapping Taiwan's Thinly Weaved Diplomatic Web The past week has been one of suspense as US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi deliberated over whether or not to stop in Taiwan on her tour of Asia.

After arriving, the US legislator said that the United States “will not abandon” the island, which is autonomous and democratically governed, but as a part of China is at risk of having that right revoked.

With the Russian War in Ukraine and the Chinese government's relatively restrained stance on the issue, many international analysts wonder whether Beijing plans to regain control of the province, only separated from mainland China by the Strait of Taiwan.

However, as Statista's Anna Fleck notes,  with the power that China holds on the international stage, the Taiwanese government can only count on the official support of a few small states around the world.

Taiwan's other four allies are island nations in Southeast Asia, namely Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands.

Categories: ZH