Honduras establishes diplomatic relations with China and breaks off relations with Taiwan.

BY Rizwana

Taiwan's decades-long relationship with Honduras has come to an end.

Throwing a setback to the self-governing island democracy's quest for recognition. At the same time.

Honduras has formally established diplomatic ties with China and severed them with Taiwan.

In a statement released on Saturday local time, the foreign affairs ministry.

Of the Republic of Honduras stated that it "recognises the existence of one

China in the globe and that the government of the People's Republic of China represents China as a whole.

The Honduran government has informed Taiwan of the break in diplomatic relations as of today, and Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory, it added.

Although it has never ruled Taiwan, China regards it as a part of its territory and will not maintain diplomatic relations with any nation that does.

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