The Speaker of the House of Representatives of USA, Nancy Pelosicontinues with the tour that it makes for Asiawhich increased tension between the government of China and the one of Taiwan following his visit to the island. His schedule also included stops for Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea —where it is— and soon Japan. Which of these countries are allies of China?
Relationship between China and Singapore
Singapore was the first stop Pelosi made during her tour of Asia.. This country maintains a close relationship with China with frequent economic and commercial interactions, usually acts as a bridge between the Asian giant and the United Statesand advocate that both powers maintain their share of influence in the Pacific to preserve the stability of the region.
In one of the last meetings between officials from both countries, they highlighted the importance of the link and the intention to strengthen both cooperation and communication in international and regional affairs.
Relationship between China and Malaysia
China and Malaysia are strategic partners in mutually beneficial cooperationbeing the powerhouse Malaysia’s largest trading partner for 13 consecutive years.
In 2024, the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations will be celebrated, the date on which they will establish new directions, objectives and priorities for the relationship.
“Faced with the changing and turbulent international situation, China is ready to work with Malaysia to bring more stability to the world,” said the Chinese foreign minister. Wang Yiin one of his last meetings with officials from that country.
Relationship between China and South Korea
South Korea and China they fought as enemies in the Korean War (1950-19553), and experienced a progressive rapprochement in their diplomatic relations in the last 23 years, driven mainly by their economic and commercial exchanges.
Currently, seoul, capital of South Korea, has China as its main trading partner, being the destination of a quarter of its exports. For China, South Korea is its fourth largest trading partner.according to data from the Korea International Trade Association (KITA).
in this relationship The United States plays a key rolesince South Korea is one of its main allies, and this link generates tensions with China.
Relationship between China and Japan
Despite being great trading partners, tension was always a feature of the relationship between China and Japan, as they fight for leadership in the region. Adding to the conflict Japan and the United States are great allies..
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countriesa milestone that was described by high-ranking Chinese officials as a key moment to maintain, consolidate and develop the relationship.
However, the link with China is deteriorating as Japan and the United States increasingly promote their trade relations, seeking to secure product supply chains and thus counter China.
Prior to Pelosi’s visit to Japan, the last destination of her tour, the Japanese government denounced a new incursion of Chinese ships in its waters, actions that, according to what they assured, “violate international law.” “We will continue to monitor the situation and take serious action,” they said.
Relationship between China and Taiwan
Taiwan has behaved as an independent nation from China since 1949., when the civil war culminated in the communist victory and the defeated nationalists withdrew to the island. Nevertheless, China still regards the territory as a breakaway province and is committed to reunification.
Despite the fact that the island has a democratically elected government, its own constitution and some 300,000 active troops in its armed forces, only 14 nations recognize it as a sovereign state.
China insists on ensuring that the Government of Taiwan is illegitimate, it seeks to achieve “one China, and because of this it pressures countries around the world to break diplomatic ties with the island.
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan increased tension between the government of China and that of the island, and was even considered a “provocation” by the White House, because The United States is Taiwan’s main arms supplier and would be its greatest military ally in the event of a war.
Which countries recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state?
No country in Asia recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign country. At the moment, only 14 nations do so: Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, in Central America; Haiti, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean; Paraguay, in South America; Palau, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu, in Oceania; Swaziland in Africa; and Vatican City in Europe.
Although the United States is considered the most important ally, and the only one, of Taiwan, it does not recognize it as a sovereign state.
What is Argentina’s position in the conflict between China and Taiwan?
There is a reciprocal foothold in the bilateral relationship between China and Argentina. While China supports the claim of sovereignty over the Falkland IslandsArgentina does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state and supports peaceful reunification.