China welcomes Sao Tome decision to ditch Taiwan ties | Reuters

 China welcomes Sao Tome decision to ditch Taiwan ties
| Reuters

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it welcomed an announcement from the small west African country of Sao Tome to end diplomatic relations with self-ruled Taiwan."We have noted the statement from the government of Sao Tome and Principe on the 20th to break so-called 'diplomat' ties with Taiwan. China expresses approval of this, and welcomes Sao Tome back onto the correct path of the 'one China' principle," the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Lincoln Feast)

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2016 05:46:37 IST