Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen promises to help boost tourism in Palau on first leg of Pacific diplomacy tour

//Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen promises to help boost tourism in Palau on first leg of Pacific diplomacy tour

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen promises to help boost tourism in Palau on first leg of Pacific diplomacy tour

Visiting Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has pledged a tourism boost and gifted a coastguard vessel to the remote Pacific microstate of Palau, as she works to check a push for regional influence by rival Beijing.Tsai arrived in Palau on Thursday at the start of her second official visit to the Pacific amid growing concerns over Beijing’s attempt to lure away Taipei’s few remaining diplomatic allies.Her overtures this week included a pledge to increase flights to the tiny island state, which is…

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