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China lures Dominican Republic

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By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

American Institute in Taiwan spokeswoman Sonia Urbom criticized Beijing’s actions, saying that the efforts to alter the cross-strait “status quo” were unhelpful and did not contribute to regional stability.

“The US has a deep and abiding interest in cross-strait stability and believes the dialogue between the two sides has enabled peace, stability and development in recent years,” Urbom said, urging all parties to engage in productive dialogue and avoid escalatory or destabilizing moves.

US Representative Ruben Gallego, who is visiting Taipei, said he was disappointed by the Dominican Republic’s decision to break off relations with Taiwan, but added that it would not change Washington’s relationship with Taipei.

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