Honduras severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and aftershocks have just appeared
On the morning of March 26, the Central American country of Honduras issued a statement officially announcing the severance of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, ending the 82-year history of so-called "diplomatic relations" between the two sides.
For us, one more Honduras is just one more to the "181 countries that have diplomatic relations with the mainland."
However, for Taiwan Province across the strait, it was a huge loss.
The so-called 14 countries with diplomatic relations have now been reduced by one.
After Honduras announced the severance of diplomatic relations, the face of the Taiwan side began to appear.
A few days ago, Taiwan asked 175 Honduran students studying in Taiwan to leave Taiwan after the end of this semester, and 104 Honduran students studying in Taiwan will be canceled their scholarships.
Regarding Taiwan's move, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a domineering response on March 27:
"For the international students currently studying in Taiwan in Honduras, as long as they are willing, China is willing to accept them all!" The mainland will be their new warm home! ”
For a moment, public opinion boiled. There are pros and cons.
At the same time, Honduran President Castro shouted to the United States at the 28th Ibero-American Summit:
"It's time for us to demand an end to the U.S. blockade of Latin America!"
This diplomatic game, which seems to have little to do with our daily lives, is nothing more than an after-dinner onlooker for most people. But what is revealed behind it is a problem that every Chinese we have to pay attention to.
Today, I have to tell everyone a few cruel truths!
Weak countries have no diplomacy, national strength is the basis of dignity!
Before that, Honduras was a country with a very low presence, and few people knew what kind of existence it was.
Located in Central America, Honduras has a pleasant climate, tropical rainforests and rich mineral resources.
It is rich in beautiful women, and every year competitive contestants are sent out in beauty contests.
Therefore, some people believe that Honduras is the most livable country and the most suitable country for retirement after retirement.
As everyone knows, Honduras is not only sunny.
Since its independence from Spanish colonialism in 1821, Honduras has experienced little stability, and by 1980 it had experienced 139 coups.
Located in the southern part of the United States, Honduras, for the United States, this is not a country, it is just a piece of land, everything is decided by the United States, in Honduras only two things are allowed:
First, it provides plantations to serve the U.S. Agricultural Capital Group, Latin American countries, hence the name of the United States as the "banana republic";
Second, it provides cheap labor for American capital groups.
Here, hundreds of thousands of so-called "banana farmers" are nothing more than slaves to American capital.
They work years on pesticides-laden plantations, climb trees with sharp machetes to cut bananas, blindness and hand and foot mutilation are the most common injuries, and not a single day is not forced labor without any security.
The weak, who never have the right to speak, are vividly displayed here.
Therefore, for some time before, Honduras almost lived in the shadow of the United States and was forced to carry out so-called diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
The turning point came in November 2021, when Honduras held presidential elections. Ms. Castro was eventually elected president, and among her several propositions after taking office were the pursuit of diplomatic relations with China.
Although Taiwan and the United States tried to obstruct it many times during this period, they still could not stop the general trend of the people and history.
It is difficult for us to experience this despair and helplessness in a peaceful country, but it also tells us a fact:
Weak countries have no diplomacy, national strength is the basis of dignity!
There is much help for the righteous, but little help for the unrighteous
After Honduras severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the direct consequence was that there were only 13 "countries with diplomatic relations" left in Taiwan.
They are Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Belize, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, Haiti, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Eswatini and the Vatican.
Many of these countries need to be found with a microscope, and almost no one has heard of them.
Most of them have a small land area, a small population, and a low sense of existence.
The total area of these countries is 586,000, accounting for 0.44% of the total area of 197 countries in the world and 0.47% of the world's total population.
In contrast, Honduras is the largest of the so-called "diplomatic relations".
In 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen took office, they had 22 "countries with diplomatic relations", but now they have only 13, losing 9 in 7 years.
This also confirms a truth:
There is much help for the righteous, but little help for the unrighteous.
It is an indelible fact that the two sides of the strait are connected by blood.
There is a grandfather surnamed Xia in Taiwan Province, who was once liked by netizens on both sides of the strait because his granddaughter Xuanxuan posted the love of himself and his wife on the Internet every day.
At that time, Grandpa Xia was 94 years old and already suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
But even so, there were two things he never forgot.
One is the love for your wife.
The other is to return to his hometown in the northeast to find his lost relatives.
Grandpa Xia said: "I want my hometown", "I want the northeast..." "My hometown is the most important." ”
Even if he has forgotten everything, he still remembers his hometown that he left for decades.
Later, a dramatic scene happened. Someone asked under the account of granddaughter Xuanxuan: "Is your grandfather's original name Xia Quanmao, I am from Heilongjiang, your grandfather is very similar to my grandfather's brother, my grandfather's name is Xia Quanao." ”
Xuan Xuan was excited because his grandfather was indeed that name.
Unfortunately, Xia Quanao, who is far away in the northeast, has passed away.
Grandpa Xia finally found his roots, but because his body could not support him for a long journey, his granddaughter Xuanxuan first helped him go to the northeast to recognize his relatives.
If you do not forget, there will be an echo.
Taiwan's return is the trend of the times and the inevitable result of conforming to the trend of history. No matter how difficult the process is, no one can try to stop it.
Today's China is our greatest strength!
The world has never been as stable as we thought.
The only thing that can save us from surprise and suffering is the powerful country behind us.
After Honduras established diplomatic relations with the mainland, President Castro was finally able to openly shout the United States at the international conference: "It's time to end the US blockade of Latin America!" ”
The reason why they have such confidence and courage is because they have escaped the control of the United States from this moment, because they have since gained a powerful friend: China!
Compared with Honduras' previous promises against the United States, we have more confidence.
Half a month ago, China formally proposed sanctions against the US arms companies "Lockheed Martin" and "Raytheon Missile and Defense Company", which have repeatedly participated in arms sales to Taiwan, and put them on the "unreliable entity list".
On the search engine, type in the keyword "China sanctions the United States" and we get 100 million results.
All these come from the confidence given by our strong comprehensive national strength.
After China announced that it would accept all Honduran students studying in Taiwan, some people on the Internet raised objections.
As everyone knows, this is a double crit to Taiwan Province.
For Honduras, those international students may be all hope for tomorrow.
But for us, paying a very small price and giving a few places without pain not only makes Honduras more desperate, but more importantly, it can make Taiwan's few remaining countries with diplomatic relations also want to move.
Let them see and feel for themselves whether it is a great interest in establishing diplomatic relations with China or continuing to have exchanges with Taiwan.
All this proves that today's China is our greatest strength!
At the end of the article, I would like to show everyone a photo.
He is Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Ja'afari.
In April 2018, at a United Nations meeting, he repeatedly fought with his tongue and mind, and in the face of the framing and accusations of Western countries, he tried his best to argue for his country.
However, his efforts did not lead to a change, and the missile eventually landed over Damascus.
He sat wordlessly by the window, compared to the prosperity and peace of New York, his country was now in the midst of war and panic.
What is even more desperate is the fact that no one wants to listen to the cry of one of their weaklings in a conference in which almost all countries in the world participate.
Jafari's experience is reminiscent of China a hundred years ago.
Now, a full century has passed, no, and no one dares to consider us a "weak country".
But I want everyone to understand that there is still unrest in the corners we can't see.
What I hope is that my Chinese sons and daughters can inherit the legacy of my ancestors and continue to move forward!