China, Nicaragua re-establish ties in blow to US, Taiwan

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BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China and Nicaragua re-established diplomatic ties on Friday after the country broke relations with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, boosting Beijing in a part of the world long considered the United States’ backyard and increasing Taipei’s isolation. China has increased military and political pressure on Taiwan to accept its sovereignty claims, drawing anger from the democratically ruled island, which has repeatedly said it would not be bullied and has the right to international participation. China’s Foreign Ministry, announcing the decision after meetings with Nicaragua’s f…

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