Taiwan, under pressure from China not to engage with the rest of the world, has formal diplomatic relations with only 13 countries since Honduras severed ties in favour of China.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has arrived in the United States on a diplomatically sensitive visit amid mounting external pressure from China, which is engaged in trying to prevent the island from relations with the rest of the world.
On March 26, 2023, Taiwan was dealt a blow when Honduras ended diplomatic relations with the island, saying it now only recognised China.
This leaves Taiwan with formal diplomatic relations with only 13 countries. They are:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has repeatedly warned U.S. officials not to meet Tsai, vowing retaliation if they do.