Taiwan Opens Office in Guyana in Push Against China Influence

Guyana, a former British colony, is strategically located next to strife-torn Venezuela, a Chinese ally with which Guyana has a territorial dispute.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taiwan has opened a representative office in Guyana, the island’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, February 4th, drawing praise from the United States, worried about deepening Chinese influence in Latin America, and a rebuke from Beijing.

Guyana, a former British colony, is strategically located next to strife-torn Venezuela, a Chinese ally with which Guyana has a territorial dispute.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said it had signed an agreement with Guyana on January 11th . . .

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