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Thread: The DR Breaks Ties with Taiwan, Unites with China

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    Default The DR Breaks Ties with Taiwan, Unites with China

    The news of the day yesterday (and today) is the DR's decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan and initiate diplomatic relations with China. In the official report to the nation, the DR government clearly states that there's only one China and that Taiwan is an integral part of it.

    Taiwan claims that the DR broke relations because China is offering US$3 billion in loans.

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    The official initiation of Dominican - Chinese diplomatic relations.

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    I guess all official Dominican maps of the world will have to be replaced with an updated version where Taiwan appears as a province of China and not as an independent country.


    China might also challenge U.S. influence in the DR. One positive aspect of Chinese vs US influence is that China doesn't mettle in internal affairs (immigration issues, etc) while the US usually does.

    Taiwan's opinion (they are angry):

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    The Politicians have a lot to gain. Hopefully, some of what they gain will trickle down to the common folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmitch9 View Post
    The Politicians have a lot to gain. Hopefully, some of what they gain will trickle down to the common folks.

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    They may as well accept the $3 billion because China's debt bomb is about to implode, and the DR probably has no intention of paying it back, so it is a win win for everyone. More cheap, garbage toys and tools to sell to people who will probably break it in 3 months and not have money to buy another one. https://www.bloomberg.com/quicktake/chinas-debt-bomb

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    The history of Taiwan investing in the D.R. goes back at least 12 years that I know of and had witnessed personally.
    The D.R. is like a puta except for the fact that you don't (unless you are an idiot) expect loyalty from a ho.
    My own opinion is that this is a shame.

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    On the puta subject: The DR is one of the few countries that has the desire and ability to screw China as much or more than China can screw the DR in almost any "deal". How negatively will this deal with China against Taiwan impact any further US deals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    On the puta subject: The DR is one of the few countries that has the desire and ability to screw China as much or more than China can screw the DR in almost any "deal". How negatively will this deal with China against Taiwan impact any further US deals?
    None, because under the DR-Cafta rules if a Chinees industry is installed in DR and the materials used to produce came from China must pay taxes to enter to USA, if they bring the materials from USA can return tax free to USA the final product.

    Recently was opened in Santo Domingo the first Chinees factory to produce aluminium products with an investment of US$10,783,000.00, so hopefully they will continue opening new industries here, and the 2nd. hand we have the Turism, is very big market that we can capture part of those potential turist to come here and not depend on the 60% of the north america market.

    Comercial ties were very active with China before we have diplomatic relationship, so not a big deal about the commerce we are already making deals with China long ago, must be more fluent the transactions between both countries.

    If you read back you will see that not only Dominican Republic is ending diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in 2007 was Costa Rica, in 2017 was Panama, now in 2018 was Dominican Republic and the question is who will be next? We most thank Taiwan for their friendship and help but things are changing. Now Taiwan will have to do the commerce with Dominican Republic in the position that was China before.

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    So I guess all the politicians will soon be driving Hongguang and Baojun jeepeta's.

    Pa’lante!

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