The Dominican Republic broke ties with Taiwan and established official diplomatic relations with the PRC.
The signing ceremony of the General communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the PRC and the Dominican Republic took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Diaoyutai state conference in Beijing. The document signed at the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic’s Miguel Vargas and the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Wang I.
The Dominican Republic was one of the few States that has so far maintained formal business with Taiwan.
Official Affairs between the Central government of the PRC and the island province were interrupted in 1949, later such as the victims of the defeat in the civil war with the Communist party of China, the forces of Kuomintang led by Chiang Kai-shek moved to Taiwan. Business and informal contacts between Taiwan and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. Since the early 1990-ies, the parties began to communicate through non-governmental organizations, the Beijing Association for the establishment of relations through the Taiwan Strait and Taipei Fund exchanges through the Strait.