Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from Abuja
TAIPEI - Taiwan objected on Thursday to a Nigerian request to the island to relocate its representative office in the African country, a request Taiwan sees as more pressure by China to isolate it.


Beijing regards Taiwan as a renegade province, ineligible for state-to-state relations, and to be taken back by force if necessary, especially if it makes moves toward independence.


Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with Nigeria, but has an office for handling business affairs in Abuja.


But Taiwan's foreign ministry said Nigeria has asked Taipei to move its office from Abuja to its former capital, Lagos.