President Tsai Ing-wen waves during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The list, last in use when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was last in power from 2000-2008, comes after official communication channels between Taiwan and China ceased with Taiwan President and DPP leader Tsai Ing-wen taking office in May.
China says Taiwan is part of “one China”, ruled by Beijing. It regards the island as a renegade province, ineligible for state to state relations, to be united by force if necessary.
“I don’t know the details of the updates,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday in Beijing when asked about the website.
“On ‘Taiwan’s international space’ issue, we have always stressed the ‘one China’ principle and its handling. This is also the general consensus in the international community.”
Taiwan has only a handful of allies in the world, including the Vatican. In March, China resumed ties with the small west African state of Gambia, one of only a few African …
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