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Yearbook 2002

Nauru. In July, the government changed course in China. According to Countryaah website, diplomatic relations were established with China at the same time as the 22-year-old relations with Taiwan were broken. Taiwan called the policy "dollar diplomacy" because China promised Nauru $ 137 million in aid.

2002 Nauru

In the fall of 2001, Nauru received about 1,000 boat refugees who tried to make their way to Australia, but were denied land there. As compensation, Nauru received $ 30 million from Australia. A year later, it was still unclear where the refugees, both the few who were granted asylum and those who were denied asylum, would take the road. The Nauru government and Amnesty International criticized Australia.

Nauru is one of the seven countries that remain on the OECD's black list of tax havens and who are threatened by sanctions if they do not accept greater transparency in the banking business.

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