大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 04/21
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Vaccine Diplomacy Between The Nations
Paraguay is a nation that has diplomatic relations with Taiwan and is the only country in South America that is facing a serious COVID-19 pandemic crisis that is becoming increasingly desperate.
In recent years, Taiwan has upgraded Paraguay’s health system and built thousands of homes for the poor, including the building for its Congress.
When this pandemic began to soar, Paraguayan politicians had to come to consider giving up some of its old allies in order to establish diplomatic relations with China.
It is also very sad that the poor nations around the world are still waiting for help in such a difficult time.
It is true that the pandemic is really changing the globe, not just economically, but also politically.
Minister Acevedo said recently that Beijing had made it clear that it is interested in formal ties with Paraguay.
He has sought to pressure Taiwan and the United Sates to get vaccine to Paraguay quickly. The Taiwan government has accused China of using “vaccine diplomacy” to pressure Paraguay to sever ties with Taipei. U.S. Secretary of State Blinken urged the Paraguay government to continue to work with democratic and global partners including Taiwan.