U.S. chastises nations for ending ties to Taiwan

Q: In 1978, the United States ties with Taiwan in favor of diplomatic relations with China. Last week, The United States recalled its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama after recent decisions by those nations to do the same thing. Where is the island of Taiwan?

Circle the area on this map

Q: While the United States formally recognizes only China, it remains the main military supporter of Taiwan’s government and maintains a de facto embassy in the island’s capital . . .

A. Beijing

B. Hong Kong

C. Seoul

D. Taipei

Q: Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries, almost all of them small and less developed nations in Central America and the Pacific. What is the main reason many nations have chosen to establish diplomatic ties with Beijing instead of Taipei?

A. Economic

B. Political

C. Military

D. Religious

Q: How is China pressuring the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau, to end its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan?

A. Calling in loans

B. Military blockade

C. Tourism ban

Q: Which nation ruled Taiwan before the Republic of China took control of the island in 1945?

A. Britain

B. Japan

C. Korea

D. Russia

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