Diplomacy and Propaganda

  • Gary D. Rawnsley
Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series (STD)


As of December 1996, the Republic of China on Taiwan enjoyed formal diplomatic relations with 32 other states. By April 1998, the number had fallen to 28 (the details follow this chapter). The largest and most important was South Africa which had always maintained consular relations with Taipei, and upgraded its representation to ambassadorial level in 1976. There was never any reason to suspect that the situation might change. President Nelson Mandela had said on several occasions that his government would not switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing at the expense of Taiwan.2


Foreign Policy Foreign Affair Foreign Minister Diplomatic Relation Informal Relation 
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  • Gary D. Rawnsley
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  1. 1.The University of NottinghamUK

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