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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taiwan Air to Link Up

TAIPEI () -- Taiwan is expected to establish direct air links with Russia by the end of 1995 despite an absence of diplomatic ties, a senior official said Thursday.

Taiwan has had to struggle to set up direct air links with foreign countries because of objections from China, which has tried to push the island into diplomatic isolation since the end of a civil war in 1949.

Taipei and Moscow set up representative offices in each other's countries in 1993.