Russia grants rare flyover permit for Taiwan’s president

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Contradicting its long-standing policy, Moscow has issued a go-ahead for Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou to fly over Russia’s airspace on his way to visit three African countries. China has been extremely intransigent toward any governments in the world that would entertain providing internationally recognized diplomatic protocol or privilege to Taiwan’s head of state.

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