01 december 1980 - TIFF WITH CHINA RSV DELIVERY DUIT BOATS TO TAIWAN

Rotterdam – The government is willing to give the Rotterdam shipping company RSV permission for the delivery of eight submarines to Taiwan. This annoys China, Taiwan still sees as a renegade province. It creates a serious bekoeling of the relationship between the Netherlands and China. So a friendship treaty between Rotterdam and Shanghai is canceled. The whole crisis goes down in history as the submarine affair.

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