China says Honduran leader to visit ‘as soon as possible’

Honduran President Xiomara Castro will visit China “as soon as possible” to draw up a blueprint for bilateral relations after Honduras cut off diplomatic ties with Taiwan. China welcomes the visit and is willing to enhance political mutual trust and cooperation.

Honduras to start diplomatic ties with China, in blow to Taiwan

Honduras will establish diplomatic ties with China, severing longstanding official ties with Taiwan, according to President Xiomara Castro. Honduras is one of only 14 countries that officially recognize Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers part of its territory. The switch comes weeks after the Honduran government announced it was negotiating with China to build a hydroelectric dam.