| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Honduras opens embassy in China after cutting ties to Taiwan

Honduras inaugurated an embassy in China on Sunday, according to Chinese official media, after the Central American country severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan earlier this year.

Foreign ministers from both nations launched the embassy in Beijing, according to state television CCTV.

Honduran President Xiomara Castro is on a state visit to China, where she will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, according to official media.

Tegucigalpa in March ended its decades-long relationship with Taipei and established diplomatic ties with Beijing.

China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory with no right to state-to-state relations, a position Taipei strongly rejects. China demands that countries with which it has ties recognise its position.

Taiwan now has formal diplomatic relations with only 13 countries, mostly poor and developing countries in Central America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

  • Reuters