The diplomatic merry-go-round

Countries in red currently have official diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China.

Countries in green currently have official diplomatic ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Countries in white don't have full diplomatic relations with either side. (Bhutan recognized the PRC in 1971 but doesn't have official relations with it. Monaco seems much the same. And Samoa probably belongs in the PRC camp, but I haven't found evidence for this yet.)

The dates in the table refer to when diplomatic relations were established. Although the ROC predates the PRC, the first column is for the PRC because I'm mainly interested in cross-strait concerns rather than specifically ROC ones. Also, I don't have the full information yet.

For example, the Central African Republic is in red, so it belongs in Beijing's camp. But it initially recognized the ROC (second column) in 1966, switched to the PRC in 1976, switched again in 1991, and then changed one more time in 1998, siding with Beijing again.

The table contains several lacunae and probably several errors, too. (Britain should be in 1950; I need to study why it's listed so late.) Comments and corrections are welcome.

Country PRC ROC PRC ROC PRC
Afghanistan 1955        
Albania 1949        
Algeria 1958        
Andorra 1994        
Angola 1983        
Antigua and Barbuda 1983        
Argentina 1972        
Armenia 1992        
Australia 1972        
Austria 1971        
Azerbaijan 1992        
Bahamas   1989 1997    
Bahrain 1989        
Bangladesh 1975        
Barbados 1977        
Belarus 1992        
Belgium 1971        
Belize   1989      
Benin 1964 1966 1972    
Bhutan          
Bolivia 1985        
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1995        
Botswana 1975        
Brazil 1974        
Brunei 1991        
Bulgaria 1949        
Burkina Faso          
Burundi 1963 1965 1971    
Cambodia 1958        
Cameroon   1960 1971    
Canada 1970        
Cape Verde 1976        
Central African Republic   1966 1976 1991 1998
Chad 1972 1997      
Chile 1970        
Colombia 1980        
Comoros 1975        
Congo (Zaire) 1961 1961 1972    
Congo (Brazzaville) 1964        
Cook Islands 1997        
Costa Rica          
Cote d'Ivoire 1983        
Croatia 1992        
Cuba 1960        
Cyprus 1971        
Czech Republic 1993        
Denmark 1950        
Djibouti 1979        
Dominica          
Dominican Republic          
Ecuador 1980        
Egypt 1956        
El Salvador          
Equatorial Guinea 1970        
Eritrea 1993        
Estonia 1991        
Ethiopia 1970        
Fiji 1975        
Finland 1950        
France 1964        
Gabon 1974        
Gambia 1974 1995      
Georgia 1992        
Germany (West) 1972        
Ghana 1960 1966 1972    
Greece 1972        
Grenada   1989      
Guatemala          
Guinea 1959        
Guinea-Bissau 1990 1990 1998    
Guyana 1972        
Haiti          
Holy See (Vatican)          
Honduras          
Hungary 1949        
Iceland 1971        
India 1950        
Indonesia 1950        
Iran 1971        
Iraq 1958        
Ireland 1979        
Israel 1992        
Italy 1970        
Jamaica 1972        
Japan 1972        
Jordan 1977        
Kazakhstan 1992        
Kenya 1963        
Kiribati 1980 2003      
Korea, North 1949        
Korea, South 1992        
Kuwait 1971        
Kyrgyzstan 1992        
Laos 1961        
Latvia 1991        
Lebanon 1971        
Lesotho 1983 1990 1994    
Liberia   1989 2003    
Libya 1978        
Liechtenstein 1950        
Lithuania 1991        
Luxembourg 1972        
Macedonia 1993 1999 2001    
Madagascar 1972        
Malawi          
Malaysia 1974        
Maldives 1972        
Mali 1960        
Malta 1972        
Marshall Islands 1990 1998      
Mauritania 1965        
Mauritius 1972        
Mexico 1972        
Micronesia 1989        
Moldova 1992        
Monaco          
Mongolia 1949        
Morocco 1958        
Mozambique 1975        
Myanmar 1950        
Namibia 1990        
Nauru     2002    
Nepal 1955        
Netherlands 1972        
New Zealand 1972        
Nicaragua          
Niger 1974 1992 1996    
Nigeria 1971        
Norway 1954        
Oman 1978        
Pakistan 1951        
Palau   1999      
Panama          
Papua New Guinea 1976        
Paraguay          
Peru 1971        
Philippines 1975        
Poland 1949        
Portugal 1979        
Qatar 1988        
Romania 1949        
Russia/USSR 1949        
Rwanda 1971        
Saint Kitts and Nevis          
Saint Lucia 1997        
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines          
Samoa          
San Marino 1971        
Sao Tome and Principe 1975 1997      
Saudi Arabia 1990        
Senegal   1996      
Seychelles 1976        
Sierra Leone 1971        
Singapore 1990        
Slovakia 1993        
Slovenia 1992        
Solomon Islands          
Somalia 1960        
South Africa 1998        
Spain 1973        
Sri Lanka 1957        
Sudan 1959        
Suriname 1976        
Swaziland          
Sweden 1950        
Switzerland 1950        
Syria 1956        
Tajikistan 1992        
Tanzania 1964        
Thailand 1975        
Togo 1972        
Tonga 1998        
Trinidad and Tobago 1974        
Tunisia 1964 1964 1971    
Turkey 1971        
Turkmenistan 1992        
Tuvalu          
Uganda 1962        
Ukraine 1992        
United Arab Emirates 1984        
United Kingdom 1972        
United States of America 1979        
Uruguay 1988        
Uzbekistan 1992        
Vanuatu 1982        
Venezuela 1974        
Vietnam 1950        
Western Samoa 1975        
Yemen 1956        
Yugoslavia 1955        
Zambia 1964        
Zimbabwe 1980