[Podcast] Taiwan is losing bridges in Central America

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Puente La Amistad de Taiwan — the Taiwan Friendship Bridge — spans the Tempisque River in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. All photos by Justin Olsvik

The “Taiwan Friendship Bridge” in Costa Rica was originally a gift from the Taiwanese government. There is now a motion to officially remove “Taiwan” from the name. It’s a sign of the times: Taiwan’s influence in Central America has waned amid Beijing’s growing interest in the region.

Read the article by Justin Olsvik:  https://supchina.com/2022/08/04/taiwan-is-losing-bridges-in-central-america/

Narrated by Cliff Larsen.

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