China to lift aid to Pacific, sees cooperation with Taiwan allies

November 13, 2014 5:27 AM

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China to lift aid to Pacific, sees cooperation with Taiwan allies

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping will offer a broad aid package to Pacific island nations at a summit in Fiji next week, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday, adding that there was also room to work with six island states not invited because of ties to Taiwan.

The tiny states of the Pacific Ocean have been a source of diplomatic intrigue between China and Taiwan for decades, with each accusing the other of using "dollar diplomacy" to win recognition.

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