|"Whipps said nobody could dictate who his Pacific country of fewer than 20,000 people was friends with, recalling China’s decision in 2017 to effectively ban tour groups, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status."|TAIPEI — Ten Chinese military aircraft including fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Monday, as Palau’s president visited the…nationalpost.com
Apparently the US ambassador didn't take questions - but I guess he didn't need to. Just being there was a sign that Biden isn't going to roll-back Trump's last minute relaxation of regulations on meetings with Taiwanese officials.
At this point, does China wonder if it can split Taipei and Washington through concessions to the US, or does it just give up and assume it's in for another rocky 4 years?
Ah...thats why. For years Lion Air had often charterflights from Denpasar to Macau, then continue to Palau, and after that back again via Macau to Denpasar (DPS-MFM-ROR-MFM-DPS), but suddenly before the Covid-19 pandemic these flights stopped.