Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations this month to shore up ties, as China tries to lure away Taipei’s dwindling number of allies.

MOJ NEWS-Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations this month to shore up ties, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to lure away Taipei’s dwindling number of allies.

Tsai will visit Palau, Nauru and Marshall Islands between March 21 and March 28 — her second official visit to the Pacific amid growing concerns about China targeting countries in the region.

Beijing has stepped up diplomatic pressure on Taiwan since Tsai took office in 2016, as she has refused to acknowledge its “one China” policy.
The two sides split after a civil war in 1949, but Beijing still sees the self-ruling island as part of its territory to be brought back into the fold.