Taiwan scrambles jets for Chinese bombers

Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

Taiwan now has only one diplomatic ally left in Africa - the tiny kingdom of Swaziland - and formal relations with just 18 countries, many of them poor nations in Central America and the Pacific.

The attack to China from Taiwan continued on Twitter, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the island tweeted: "We ended 24 years of ties with #BurkinaFaso today".

"We welcome Burkina Faso to join the family of China-Africa friendship and cooperation at an early stage, based on the "one China" principle", it said in a statement.

"The Burkina Faso government is following the trend of the times and made the right political decision", he said.

On Thursday, a Chinese military airplane was seen flying west of the median line of the Taiwan Strait when the air force was engaged in training as part of a rehearsal ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercise, the largest military drill in Taiwan, which is scheduled for June 4 to June 8.

Beijing and Taipei have each refused to diplomatically recognize any nation that recognizes the other, and each side has offered generous aid in the past to attract allies among developing countries.

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While Hong Kong and Macau are officially part of China despite being largely autonomous, Beijing considers the entirely self-ruled island of Taiwan to be part of its territory.

On April 25, China's civil aviation administration sent letters to 44 airlines requesting they modify their websites and advertising materials, removing any suggestions that Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong are independent of China.

Calling China "the world's most important economy", Barry said he expected Burkina Faso to benefit from the relationship.

Burkina Faso was the fourth country to cut ties with Taipei since Tsai took office two years ago.

"We will not tolerate it any more". This act of perceived intimidation came hours after Taiwan expressed that it would not crack under pressure despite continuing to lose its allies to the People's Republic of China which has engaged in a "dollar diplomacy".

The small African nation of Sao Tome switched recognition to Beijing in late 2016, followed by Panama in June past year.

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