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China cheers as Taiwan splits with one of last few friends

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The split between Taiwan and the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe cuts to 21 the number of nations that recognize the government in Taipei, rather than Beijing," report David Tweed and Debra Mao. "The falling out was welcomed by China’s foreign ministry Wednesday as Taiwan accused Sao Tome of making 'astronomical' demands for fiscal aid to maintain ties."
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Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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