noun, Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
a Chinese island separated from the SE coast of China by Taiwan Strait: a possession of Japan 1895–1945; restored to China 1945; seat of the Republic of China since 1949.
an island in SE Asia between the East China Sea and the South China Sea, off the SE coast of the People’s Republic of China: the principal territory of the Republic of China; claimed by the People’s Republic of China since its political separation from mainland China in the late 1940s. Pop: 23 299 716 (2013 est) Former name Formosa
Island nation in the Pacific Ocean near the mainland of southern China; seat of the Republic of China. Its capital and largest city is Taipei.
Note: When the Chinese communists came to power on the mainland, the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek and some of his army took refuge on Taiwan.
Note: The United States long supported the Nationalists but broke relations in 1979 to establish relations with the People’s Republic of China.
Note: With its first free elections in the 1990s, Taiwan has become a democracy. Its economy is among the strongest in the world.
Note: China refuses to accept Taiwan’s independence as a nation, viewing it instead as merely a renegade province of China. This issue continues to complicate relations between the United States and China.
adjective 1. of or relating to Taiwan or its people. noun, plural Taiwanese for 2. 2. a native or inhabitant of Taiwan. 3. the Chinese language of Taiwan, a member of the Min group. adjective 1. of or relating to Taiwan or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Taiwan
noun 1. an arm of the Pacific Ocean between China and Taiwan, connecting the East and South China Seas. Taiwan Strait noun 1. another name for Formosa Strait
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. 1. a city in and the capital of Shanxi province, in N China; a walled city. noun, Pinyin. 1. a province in N China. 60,656 sq. mi. (157,099 sq. km). Capital: Taiyuan. noun 1. a city in N China, capital of Shanxi: founded before 450 ad; an industrial centre, surrounded by China’s […]
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