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Wang Qishan, Miguel Vargas

Dominican Republic Breaks with Taiwan, Moves into China’s Orbit After $3 Billion Payoff

The Dominican Republic announced on Monday that it will break diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, and recognize Taiwan as an “inalienable part of Chinese territory.” The move came after China offered the Dominican Republic a $3 billion investment and loan package, and fits neatly into China’s strategy of isolating Taiwan.

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Cowherd Out Immediately at ESPN After ‘Racist’ Rant

It was initially believed that ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd, who is unofficially set to join Fox Sports, would end his tenure at ESPN on next Friday. ESPN, however, decided to go ahead and let him go immediately following a social media