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Honduran President Leaves China With Deals and a Sense That Dumping Taiwan Was the Right Thing to Do

Honduran President Xiomara Castro and China's President Xi Jinping inspect a Chinese honour guard during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 12, 2023. WANG Zhao / POOL / AFP

Honduran President Xiomara Castro heads home on Wednesday after what she described as a “historic” six-day trip to China that culminated with a meeting with President Xi Jinping.

Xi complemented Castro for her “historic decisiveness” and “strong political will” for fulfilling her campaign promise to abandon diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China.

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