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Сан-Томе и Принсипи
23 июня, 03:11

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here's Why It Matters for America.

John Hemmings, Janjan Sun Security, Asia America can prevent a Panama Canal crisis by supporting conventional deterrence in Taiwan. Last week’s sudden announcement by Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela that Panama would henceforth be shifting its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to mainland China was not entirely unexpected in Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen had deliberately avoided visiting the country during her visit to the region after Panamanian leaders had delayed the acceptance of Taiwan’s new ambassador there for more than six months. For Taipei, it was clear that the writing was on the wall. Varela’s decision to favor Beijing came as another hit for Taiwan after it lost two other allies in the past year. So what lies behind the recent moves of Taiwan’s allies to recognize Beijing instead? Part of the story relates to Taiwanese president Tsai. Coming from the independence-minded Democratic Progressive Party, President Tsai’s decision not to affirm the 1992 Consensus (on One China) and her congratulatory telephone call to president-elect Donald Trump in December of last year were poorly received in Beijing. Shortly after the telephone call, one of Taiwan’s African allies, Sao Tome and Principe, suddenly announced that it was dumping Taipei in favor of Beijing. According to Zhang Baohui, an academic at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, the shift by the small African country indicated that “Beijing has a new Taiwan strategy: they’re going back to their confrontational style, and the truce with Taiwan over the past eight years is over.” Read full article

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16 июня, 04:53

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Президент Сан-Томе и Принсипи подчеркнул решительную приверженность политике одного Китая

14 июня, 12:30

Тайвань потерпел крупное поражение в борьбе за признание

В борьбе за международное признание Тайвань потерпел крупное поражение. После многих десятилетий, важный союзник Тайваня - Панама - во вторник, 12 июня, разорвала дипломатические отношения с Тайбэем и вместо этого установила полномасштабные отношения с КНР, сообщил в Twitter президент Панамы Хуан Карлос Варела. Хуан Карлос Варела заявил, что Панама и КНР объявляют о незамедлительном признании друг друга и устанавливают отношения на уровне посольств. Он объяснил это "интересами и волей обоих народов", а также важной ролью, которую Китай играет в экономике центральноамериканского государства. Тем самым Панама признала политику одного Китая, проводимую Пекином. Отныне Тайвань признают суверенным государством лишь 20 преимущественно малых стран. Германия представлена в Тайбэе лишь Немецким институтом. Пекин, руководствуясь доктриной одного Китая, не позволяет иметь дипломатические отношения и с КНР, и с Тайванем. Тайвань провозгласил себя Республикой Китай в 1949 году после бегства на этот остров приверженцев партии Гоминьдан, проигравших в гражданской войне в Китае коммунистам во главе с Мао Цзэдуном. С тех пор Пекин считает Тайвань мятежной провинцией и угрожает насильственно воссоединить ее с материковым Китаем. На международном уровне Пекин стремится изолировать Тайвань. Только в декабре отношения с Тайванем разорвало африканское островное государство Сан-Томе и Принсипи.   Источник: DW

13 июня, 20:13

BUYING FRIENDS: Panama’s Decision to Cut Ties With Taiwan. China’s Foreign Ministry, in a stat…

BUYING FRIENDS: Panama’s Decision to Cut Ties With Taiwan. China’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said the country highly appreciate(s) and warmly welcome(s)” the move. The reaction from Taipei was angry. The Foreign Ministry said Panama “caved in to Beijing … for economic gain,” calling the move “highly disrespectful.” Panama is the latest country to […]

13 июня, 17:16

Панама разорвала отношения с Тайванем ради КНР

У Тайбэя все меньше дипломатических союзников.

13 июня, 15:04

Panama's Decision to Cut Ties With Taiwan

The reversal may be linked to China’s massive investment in the country.

27 мая, 02:04

Sao Tome and Principe | Credit Rating

In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Sao Tome and Principe thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Sao Tome and Principe as reported by major credit rating agencies.

25 апреля, 01:36

Trump’s White House Family Affair Looks A Lot Like The Most Corrupt Nations In The World

WASHINGTON ― For decades, the United States has worked with other countries to eliminate nepotism. There’s a good reason for that: Nepotism breeds corruption. “You’ve seen it in countries all over the world where they’ve appointed family members, whether it’s their son, daughter, in-laws — it provides for tremendous opportunities for corruption,” said Shruti Shah, an international anti-corruption expert at Coalition for Integrity, a good-government nonprofit. “People who want to curry favor find their way to provide favors to family members as a way to get closer to the person in power.” But President Donald Trump, who has entrusted more power to his family members than any recent president, puts that agenda at risk. “I like nepotism,” Trump told Larry King in 2006, the year he replaced his “Apprentice” costar, Trump company executive Carolyn Kepcher, with his daughter Ivanka Trump. Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, hold broad portfolios at the White House that include everything from diplomacy with China, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, women’s issues, cybersecurity and reinventing government. They determine who else has power in the Trump administration. Trump sidelined Steve Bannon, a close adviser, after he butted up against his daughter and adviser-in-law, and he elevated former Goldman Sachs employees Gary Cohn and Dina Powell based in part on their friendly relationships with Ivanka and her husband. And the couple act as presidential emissaries, with Kushner traveling to Iraq at the suggestion of the Pentagon and Ivanka heading to Germany. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Ivanka and Kushner — the two Trump advisers least likely to be fired — now rule the White House. And, although Ivanka and Kushner are not being paid, they maintain ownership stakes in their own businesses. Ivanka owns her own personal brand, which produces shoes, clothing, jewelry and accessories, and has a stake in her father’s businesses, including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Kushner, like Trump, is a real estate magnate with numerous holdings throughout the U.S. who inherited his wealth from his father. The nepotism in the Trump administration would seem familiar in foreign countries with high rates of corruption, according to U.S. diplomats who have served in them. “For many countries and governments, certainly in the Gulf, in the Middle East, they would recognize this pattern immediately,” Gerald Feierstein, who served as ambassador to Yemen from 2010 to 2013 and worked as a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, told HuffPost. “I think that they would find it completely normal that leaders mix personal business interests with government affairs and would use family members in various official responsibilities.” Joseph C. Wilson IV, former ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe from 1992 to 1995 and deputy chief of mission in Iraq during the first Gulf War, told HuffPost, “If you’re an overseas businessman or politician who wants to curry favor with the Trump family, it doesn’t hurt to provide these little niceties to them. Things such as having a conference at the Trump hotel in Washington or entertaining at the Trump hotel, that you already see.” Foreign countries have indeed taken advantage of the continued business ownership of Trump and his children/advisers. China approved five new trademarks for Ivanka Trump’s business on the same day she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ivanka’s business already had 16 registered trademarks in the country and has 30 more pending. The new trademarks covered the brand-name rights for jewelry, spa services and purses. The vast majority of Ivanka Trump’s product line is made in China and imported to the U.S. Kushner’s company was seeking an investment from a politically connected Chinese bank into the largest property he owns. Those negotiations ended after members of Congress and others questioned whether it would create a conflict of interest with his work as a go-between for the White House and Chinese leadership. (Kushner sold his stake in the building to a private trust controlled by his family members.) Foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Azerbaijan and Turkey, have held or plan to hold events at Trump’s D.C. hotel, which both the president and his daughter have a stake in. It is not known how many diplomats and foreign dignitaries have decided to book rooms at Trump hotels or properties since the president took office. “I think the Chinese have already completely figured it out,” Feierstein said. “I would say the Arabs have figured it out. Because, again, from their perspective, this isn’t an unusual thing. One way of ensuring favorable treatment is you take care of the business interests.” Not all former diplomats see Trump’s nepotistic governing arrangement through the lens of foreign nations. “Actually I would compare it to what I’ve seen in Washington,” Ambassador John Herbst, who headed the embassy in Uzbekistan from 2000 to 2003 and in Ukraine from 2003 to 2006, told HuffPost. Herbst is right: The U.S. has its own long tradition of political nepotism. President George Washington was opposed to nepotism, but his successor, John Adams, appointed his son John Quincy Adams as minister to Prussia. Unlike Kushner and Ivanka Trump, John Quincy Adams had already, perhaps against his wishes, worked as minister to the Netherlands during Washington’s administration. “I rather wish it had not been made at all,” Adams lamented about the Netherlands posting. Later, President John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Robert as attorney general. When President Bill Clinton tapped his wife, Hillary Clinton, to lead an effort to reform health care in 1993, conservative and medical industry groups charged that her appointment violated either a 1967 anti-nepotism law or a federal advisory committee law requiring public meetings. But two appeals court judges ruled that Hillary Clinton’s White House role was not a violation of the anti-nepotism law. The decision stated that the nepotism law probably did not apply to White House adviser positions, particularly if they were unpaid. “The anti-nepotism statute, moreover, may well bar appointment only to paid positions in government,” D.C. Circuit Court Judges Laurence Silberman and Stephen Williams wrote in their 1993 decision. “Thus, even if it would prevent the President from putting his spouse on the federal payroll, it does not preclude his spouse from aiding the President in the performance of his duties.” The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel made the same argument in a 14-page memo rationalizing Trump’s appointment of his son-in-law as a White House adviser. The legal counsel also argued that a subsequent law providing the president with unilateral hiring authority in the White House superseded the possibility of the nepotism law restricting the employment of children or in-laws. Or, as Eric Trump, the co-head of the president’s multibillion-dollar international business, puts it, “Nepotism is kind of a factor of life.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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12 апреля, 03:06

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Африкано-китайские отношения являются искренними и равноправными отношениями, а также партнерством, стремящимся к взаимной выгоде. Об этом на днях в эксклюзивном интервью корр. Синьхуа заявил премьер-министр Сан-Томе и Принсипи Патрис Тровоада.

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04 апреля, 01:58

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В понедельник состоялась церемония открытия посольства КНР в Сан-Томе и Принсипи. Временный поверенный в делах китайского посольства Ван Вэй и министр иностранных дел Сан-Томе и Принсипи Урбино Ботелью приняли участие в церемонии.

20 февраля, 12:50

Taiwan and the Trumpian Uncertainty Principle

The high price of a phone call

19 января, 03:02

Donald Trump and China’s Year of the Hawk

A brash new U.S. president is on a collision course with a Chinese leader bent on consolidating power.

29 декабря 2016, 05:00

Taiwanese Are Tuning Out As China Squeezes Their Foreign Relations

China bought off Sao Tome and Principe, last week to end the African country’s 19-year alliance with Taiwan, according to the government here. Beijing is negotiating now with the Vatican, Taiwan’s most influential of a remaining 21 diplomatic friends who speak for it in the United Nations where it hasn’t [...]

27 декабря 2016, 11:21

«Вне политики «одного Китая» Тайвань окажется в полной изоляции»

Целый ряд стран может под давлением КНР последовать примеру Сан-Томе и Принсипи, которая уже разорвала отношения с Тайванем.  Если администрация лидера Тайваня будет продолжать следовать путем отклонения от политики «одного Китая», Тайбэй может оказаться в полной...

27 декабря 2016, 02:32

China, Sao Tome and Principe resume diplomatic ties

China resumed diplomatic relations with Sao Tome and Principe in Beijing on Monday, after the African nation cut "diplomatic ties" with the Taiwan region last week.

26 декабря 2016, 22:01

China Resumes Ties With São Tomé, Which Turned Away From Taiwan

The move is a victory for Beijing, which considers the self-governing island of Taiwan a part of China’s territory.

26 декабря 2016, 20:37

China resumes ties with Sao Tome in triumph over Taiwan

China and Sao Tome and Principe officially resumed diplomatic relations Monday in a triumph for Beijing over rival Taiwan after the African island nation abruptly broke away from the self-ruled island last week.

26 декабря 2016, 10:24

Пекин восстановил дипотношения с Сан-Томе и Принсипи

Главы МИД Китая и островного государства у западного побережья Центральной Африки Сан-Томе и Принсипи подписали соглашение о восстановлении дипломатических отношений. «Есть только один Китай», - сказал министр иностранных дел КНР Ван И, комментиря разрыв отношений между Сан-Томе и Принсипи и Тайванем, а также возвращение островного государства к принципу «одного Китая». По мнению Пекина, восстановление дипломатических отношений открывает новый период в китайско-африканских отношениях, передает ТАСС. В ходе своего выступления глава МИД Сан-Томе и Принсипи Урбино Ботелью выразил надежду, что китайский бизнес внесет активный вклад в развитие его страны. Ботелью также отметил, что развитие воздушного и водного транспорта, добыча полезных ископаемых и рост популярности Сан-Томе и Принсипи среди граждан Китая являются наиболее перспективными направлениями сотрудничества.

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26 декабря 2016, 08:47

Китай восстановил дипотношения с Сан-Томе и Принсипи

Китай подписал соглашение о восстановлении дипломатических отношений с Сан-Томе и Принсипи. Читать далее

26 декабря 2016, 07:35

China promises strong support as Sao Tome pitches for business

BEIJING (Reuters) - China promised strong support on Monday for its newest friend in Africa, the former Taiwan ally Sao Tome and Principe, whose foreign minister made a pitch for Chinese firms to invest in his "tranquil" country as the two re-established ties.