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International relations

Taiwan loses second ally in a week as Kiribati switches to China

Pressure on nations with Taipei ties rises ahead of China's 70th anniversary

The flags of Kiribati and Taiwan. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the President, Republic of China)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in a week on Friday after Kiribati switched its allegiance to China, in a sign of increasing pressure from Beijing on the few countries that still have ties with Taipei.

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