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. share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.