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Taiwan steps in to help Palau after China labeled Palau as ‘illegal destination'

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Taiwan, known for modern cities and architecture has stepped in to help its ally, Palau to attract more tourists after an airline from Micronesian nation, Palau Pacific Airways said that it was forced to shut its business under the pressure from Chinese government.
The battle of Taiwan to protect its few remaining official allies has intensified as relations with Beijing deteriorate.
The four former allies of Taiwan have switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing since 2016 as China offers economic incentives to jump ship.
China sees Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting...
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Palau Pacific Airways shut down after China labelled Palau as ‘illegal destination'

Palau Pacific Airways shut down after China labelled Palau as ‘illegal destination'

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As Western Pacific Ocean's island country Palau refuses to break ties with Taiwan, and Beijing's efforts to punish the country economically by stifling tourism has prompted Palau Pacific Airways to “indefinitely” cancel their airline flights.
In response to the reduced number of Chinese tourists over the past year as a result of Beijing imposing strictures on Chinese travel agencies, the owner of Palau Pacific Airways, the Sea Passion Group, notified the country's national legislature on July 13 that it will be ceasing all flight operations because the Chinese government had made Palau an...
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