The list of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in Latin America continues to shrink as China tightens its grip on the region.
Though beyond trade maneuvers, some analysts believe China’s isolation of Taiwan in the region also aims to secure favorable “votes” before taking aggressive action against the island nation.
The assessment couldn’t be more timely. On April 10, China’s military announced it was “ready to fight” after three days of extensive combat drills that imitated the sealing off of Taiwan.
During the April 11 announcement, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) military said it was ready to “fight at any time to resolutely smash any form of ‘Taiwan independence’ and foreign interference attempts.”…