Day 19

Taiwan, East Asia
Population: 23,415,000
Chief of State: President Tsai Ing-wen
Head of Gov.: Premier Mao Chi-kuo
Christians: 4.2%
Evangelical Christians: 1.5%
Dominant Religion: Ethnic Religions
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 78.97 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.29%
Population Below Poverty Line: 1.5%
Refugees Living in Taiwan: Unknown

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As Taiwan continues to take a stand against mainland China’s domination, one tactic China continues to use is to pressure nations around the world to withdraw their recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign nation. Since current president, Tsai Ing-wen, was elected in 2016, seven more nations have cut diplomatic ties. Now only 15 nations still recognise Taiwan’s sovereignty. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said China is trying to "suppress and reduce Taiwan's international presence.”

Pray that God will give wisdom to the Taiwanese government.
Bless the Church in Taiwan to be a voice of wisdom, peace and stability (The Bible, James 3:13).

Taiwan loses another ally as Kiribati cuts ties (BBC)

Bahrain, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 1,347,000
Chief of State: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa
Christians: 8.2%
Evangelical Christians: 2.3%
Dominant Religion: Shia Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 78.73 Years
Literacy Rate: 94.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Bahrain: 353

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US President Donald Trump will host Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in Washington. Top of the agenda is countering Iran, particularly in the Strait of Hormuz. As host of the US Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is part of the coalition of US allies that the White House has rallied to patrol the Strait against Iranian aggression. This visit is likely intended to show that Washington remains committed to stopping Iranian naval operations against international shipping. It is a continuation of the overall strategy to force Iran to the negotiating table over its production of nuclear material. It comes after Trump fired anti-Iran hawk John Bolton as national security adviser. This has raised optimism that Trump will ease his “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran.

Pray that the leaders will seek the counsel of the Lord.
Pray that the meeting will promote peace in the region and help counter terrorism (The Bible, Zechariah 10:5).

President Trump will host Bahrain’s crown prince at the White House to keep placing pressure on Iran