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Haiti is one of just 23 countries that recognize Taiwan. China has in the past used aid to encourage countries to ‘de-recognize’ Taiwan.

And yet China was one of the first countries to announce aid to Haiti, which is also receiving aid from Taipei. A cargo plane left Beijing on 16 January with $2 million of China’s promised $4.2 million aid package for a country with which it has no diplomatic ties. A rescue team is also operating there.

Whatever the’ Chinese motivations, at least this gives a warm feeling amongst so much misery.

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  1. Probably could be used for strategic or political usage later or to win one more vote in UNGA. Anyways, it is of course real need of the time to give Haiti humanitarian aid, no matter what kind of truth lies beneath.

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