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U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

September 21, 2018 4:14 AM
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SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with Taiwan, as the U.S. ambassador there urged countries to make diplomatic decisions based on long-term goals.

The United States and China have been increasingly jostling for influence in Central America and the Caribbean during the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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