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WEEK IN REVIEW: Tuvalu’s New Government Reaffirmed Its Support for Diplomatic Relations With Taiwan

Former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of Tuvalu, prompting widespread speculation the new government would review ties with Taiwan. Image via Wikipedia.

Tuvalu’s new government reaffirmed its support for diplomatic relations with Taiwan instead of switching to China. Prime Minister Feleti Teo’s administration released a Statement of Priorities on Wednesday that included a commitment to maintain nearly half-century-old ties with Taiwan. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The United States is closing in on China in terms of the number of diplomatic posts it operates overseas, according to a new report by the Lowy Institute. With eight new missions opened since 2021, the U.S. is now just three shy of China’s 274 embassies and consulates abroad. Turkey is third, and Japan is fourth, with 251 diplomatic offices. (LOWY INSTITUTE)

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