Nauru. In July, the government changed course in China.
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.
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