Who are Taiwan’s formal diplomatic allies?
China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan since Tsai Ing-wen was first elected president of the self-ruled island in 2016.
Honduras has said it is looking to open formal diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China.
The country has formal links with Taiwan and would have to break that relationship if it decided to recognise China, which views the self-governed island of 23 million people as its own territory with no right to state-to-state ties.
China has stepped up efforts to isolate the self-ruled island diplomatically since Tsai Ing-wen was first elected president in 2016.
At that time, Taiwan had formal ties with 22 states. Now that number is 14.
Below are the countries that still maintain formal links with Taiwan.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines