Taiwan is in danger of losing one of its few formal allies, Honduras, as the Central American nation seeks official relations with China.
Honduran President Xiomara Castro said the pivot aims to expand foreign engagements.
Taiwan promptly cautioned Honduras against falling into China's "trap". บาคาร่า sagame
China has long tried to isolate Taiwan and prohibits its partners from keeping ties with the island which it considers part of its territory.
Should Honduras switch sides to China, Taiwan would be recognised by just 13 governments.
It will also widen Beijing's foothold in a region that has historically sided with its rival Washington.