Incoming Honduras government backs away from pre-election China stance

A high-ranking ally of incoming Honduran president Xiomara Castro has signalled a reversal of her pre-election stance in favour of establishing diplomatic ties with China.Honduras, with a population of just under 10 million, is one of a shrinking club concentrated in Central America and the Caribbean that maintains relations with US-backed Taiwan.Castro’s pledge on China relations before Sunday’s election had prompted diplomatic jostling between Beijing and Washington as each seeks to exert…