Wednesday, December 07, 2016

‘Deny entry’: China askes US to block Taiwan pres from entering if she plans stop over during Latin America tour

In the latest escalation after President-elect Donald Trump broke protocol with Taiwan, China is now asking Washington to deny Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen entry into the US prior to her upcoming Latin America tour.

Taiwan’s new leader is scheduled to visit three countries in January – Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. There is speculation, however, that she will make a stopover in New York.

Although this has been denied by several Trump advisers, as well as Taiwan itself, news of the visit has become the latest lever China has tried to use to show its disappointment at what it believes to be warming relations between Taiwan and the US ....