China to sink its claws more deeply into Honduras after state visit from President Xiomara Castro

Xi and Xiomara review the imperial troops

From our Bureau of Twenty-First Century Neocolonialism with some assistance from our Bureau of Latrine American Whorishness

Add Honduras to the list of Chinese colonies in Latrine America.

During a six day visit to China, leftist Honduran president Xiomara Castro has sealed many deals with China that will help turn her country into a Chinese colony, including a debt-relief package and the establishment of Chinese enterprises in Honduras.

While there she also reaffirmed her country’s steadfast support for the “One China” principle, that is, China’s absolute right to take over the independent nation of Taiwan.

From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)

China is willing to begin talks on a free trade agreement with Honduras “as soon as possible”, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday, during the first visit by the Central American country’s president since forming diplomatic ties in March.

Honduras’ President Xiomara Castro is on a six-day official visit to China. She launched diplomatic relations with Beijing after cutting ties with Taiwan. The country is also seeking support from China to mitigate its debt burden.

“You have resolutely fulfilled your election promise of establishing diplomatic relations with China, made a historic decision, and demonstrated your firm political will,” Xi told Castro during talks in Beijing.

China will actively promote Honduran products to enter the Chinese market, Xi was quoted as saying by state broadcaster CCTV.

Chinese customs said on Monday it had approved the import of Whiteleg shrimp from Honduras.

China also encourages Chinese enterprises to participate in Honduras’ projects in areas including energy, infrastructure and telecommunications, CCTV cited a joint declaration as saying.

The Honduran side is willing to provide policy support and facilitation, CCTV reported.

The Chinese leader also emphasised that both sides should deepen political mutual trust, and uphold the “One-China” principle.

When Honduras ended its decades-long relationship with Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister accused it of demanding exorbitant sums before being lured away by Beijing.

China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory with no right to state-to-state ties, a position Taipei strongly rejects. China demands that countries with which it has ties recognise its position.

The Honduran foreign ministry said at the time it recognised the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate government that represents all of China and that Taiwan was an “inseparable part of Chinese territory”.

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  1. Her attire, of course, is purely a coincidence and means nothing in particular. Lord have mercy.

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