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

Reuters December 21, 2016 05:46:37 IST
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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