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  2. Taiwan, Chinese (Wade-Giles romanization) T’ai-wan or (Pinyin) Taiwan, Portuguese Formosa, island in the western Pacific Ocean that lies roughly 100 miles (160 km) off the coast of southeastern China. It is approximately 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90 miles (145 km) across at its widest point.

  3. Taiwan - Wikipedia

    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. It is located at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.

  4. Taiwan war would be 'devastating,' warns US Defense Secretary...

    A war over Taiwan would be “devastating” and affect the global economy “in ways we cannot imagine,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has warned, as he underlined US support for the island ...

  5. Taiwan - The World Factbook

    Background. First inhabited by Austronesian people, Taiwan became home to Han immigrants beginning in the late Ming Dynasty (17th century). In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan, which then governed Taiwan for 50 years. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang, KMT) control after World War II.

  6. China-Taiwan conflict: What you need to know | CNN

    After aggressive military displays from Beijing in 2021, Taiwan’s Defense Minister warned that China would be able to mount a “full-scale” invasion of Taiwan by 2025 – prompting ...

  7. Taiwan war would be ‘devastating’ for world: Lloyd Austin -...

    Taiwan war would be ‘devastating’ for world, Lloyd Austin warns at Shangri-La Dialogue. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on ...

  8. History of Taiwan | Britannica

    In Taiwan: History. There are references to Taiwan in Chinese court records dating to the 3rd century bce. The first recorded contact between China and Taiwan occurred in 239 ce, when the Chinese emperor sent a 10,000-man mission to Taiwan to explore the island. In…. Read More.

  9. Taiwan, China - Wikipedia,_China

    The Republic of China (ROC) known today as "Taiwan" or the "Free area of the Republic of China", historically known as "China", "Formosa", "Nationalist China", and "Free China". The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officially sanctions the use of these terms.

  10. Taiwan Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Taiwan is an island country located at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. The main island of the country covers an area of 35,808 sq. km. About two-thirds of Taiwan is a rugged mountain landscape. As observed on the physical map of Taiwan, the Chung-yang Shan range (central) dominates the island.

  11. Taiwan Rushes to Prevent China From Cutting Internet, Phones

    Audrey Tang, who heads Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs, says she wants the island’s $740 billion economy to be able to handle the possible collapse of all its communications in the event ...