Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

August 20, 2018

REUTERS/Farah Master China believes Taiwan is part of China and wants the world to agree. China is putting pressure on Taiwan’s 18 diplomatic allies to turn their back on the island nation. Beijing last year banned Chinese people from visiting the Pacific island of Palau, one of Taiwan’s allies. The ban has led to a steep drop off in Chinese business and investment in Palau. KOROR, Palau (Reuters) – Empty…