Haiti in a diplomatic tug of war with China and Taiwan

Haiti is in a rare position of strength as China and Taiwan engage in a global tug-of-war over diplomatic allegiances, a Mimai Herald article says.

Diplomatic war between China and Taiwan
Diplomatic war between China and Taiwan

Former Haiti finance and commerce minister Wilson Laleau says:

"Taiwan is a longtime friend... [but] Haiti is looking for where its interests lie,"

PHOTO: Wilson Laleau - Chief of Staff of Haiti president Jovenel Moise PHOTO: Wilson Laleau - Chief of Staff of Haiti president Jovenel Moise

"We are talking to all to see what is possible. We are looking for alliances, partners who want to come and invest with us. We are not looking for traditional aid, or people who are going to give charity. That's what put Haiti in the situation it is in."

Source: miamiherald.com

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Eunice Tassone says...

Bravo, Haiti.

What Haiti wants are jobs for its people who really want to work. Lack of jobs is a brain drain with the educated youth population heading for other Caribe nations where they can work. Haiti is a proud nation with too many people and too few jobs. Building businesses is what they want not handouts.

Haitians would like to stay home and build there own country but they need assistance to do this. So if countries want to do start up businesses that would be great.

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