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Taiwan Trouble

Taiwan suffered another diplomatic setback late last year when Bangladesh shut down the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Dhaka. The move was obviously at China’s behest. Beijing has emerged a major financial and military partner of Bangladesh, which clearly Taiwan could not match. Taiwan still maintains an office in India and although there is considerable sympathy here for the beleagured island nation, it does not prevent South Block from telling the Taiwanese to keep a low profile which, it seems, includes not talking to the press.