WATCH: Taiwan Insider, September 18, 2019

  • 18 September, 2019
  • Paula Chao

Taiwan said “So long” to it’s largest diplomatic ally in the Pacific -- the Solomon Islands -- on Monday. Rumors of a break in ties had been swirling ever since the nation’s pro-China prime minister took office in April. The move brings Taiwan’s diplomatic allies down to 16. 

In today’s Taiwan Insider, we hear from a former ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Victor Yu, who weighs in on the break in ties. Plus, Natalie Tso explains why US Senator Marco Rubio and others are pushing the TAIPEI Act, which would enable the US to downgrade ties with countries that break ties with Taiwan.  

Plus:

-Dramatic election developments: Terry’s out, Annette’s in!
-20 years later: Remembering Taiwan’s deadly Jiji Earthquake 

-A Norwegian Ironman goes viral for wearing a Taiwanese temple hat

-A striking new laser show lights up the southern Taiwan sky

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