Beijing’s New Diplomatic Offensive

Following president-elect William Lai’s (賴清德) electoral victory on Jan. 13, Nauru again severed ties with the Republic of China (ROC) to re-establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). While it has not been proven that Beijing orchestrated the termination of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and one of its 13 remaining diplomatic allies, Nauru’s justification for the switch aligns with the Chinese government’s repeated stance on Taiwan’s diplomatic interactions with countries, official and unofficial. It was based on Beijing’s “one China” principle and UN Resolution 2758.


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