The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, at the northern tip of Taiwan. Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei-Keelung metro…politan area with a population of 6,900,273. Taipei . Taiwan(MORE)
Taiwan is an island off the SE coast of China, between the East and South China Seas. It is difficult to say whether or not Taiwan is a state, because of disagreements between… Beijing (People's Republic of China, mainland) and Taipei (Republic of China, Taiwan). Since 1949 mainland China has considered Taiwan to be a rebel province. They each saw themselves as the legitimate government of both. Economic cooperation increased in the 1990's, but things soured when Taiwan redefined its relationship to mainland China as "state to state", implying that Taiwan sees the "two" Chinas as two separate, independent nations. Under the name "Republic of China", Taipei has applied for and has been denied membership in the UN. In August, 2007, the BBC reported that Taiwan may at some point re-apply to the UN under the name "Taiwan" and not "Republic of China". A spokesman said that this would be a technical decision for purposes of the application, and the constitutional name of "Republic of China" would remain. The United States of America is made up of 50 states and various possessions and protectorates, but this use of the word state is not the only one. World-wide, the word state implies that a region is an independent nation, able to conduct any affairs of 'state' with any other nation. The origin of the word in the US is not totally unrelated; in the US the 'states', originally independent of one another, have come together as a federation, with a central or federal government taking authority as given to it by the Constitution. (MORE)
cause china(people republic of china) and Taiwan was a contry, after war Taiwan (as republic of china)lost the war, so they separated.the communist got china,so they use the n…ame, they cant be 2 china in the world, so they use Taiwan.but the real name is republic of china(ROC) Not totally correct and very misleading. Taiwan was awarded to Japan in 1895 because of military superiority of China. Taiwan people did not have a military and China sent ships to the island in order for sugarcane and numerous minerals to be mined and grown for money to be sent back to the Empress. The Republic of China is not a land/country but it is a "government". It was the name of the government on the mainland of China up until they were defeated just after WWII. Taiwan first tried to assert themselves as an independent country in 1895 and again in 1945 (approximately) after the defeat of Japan. Because Chiang, Kai Shek was an ally during WWII and since he was being defeated on the mainland, it was thought that if he took the island, that China could be monitored by the US. The people were mistreated and killed until they were subdued enough to stop fighting back and to realize that they could not take back their country. The real name of the island is Formosa or Taiwan...not "The Republic of China". The island has only been controlled by Chinese forces for a little over 100 years prior to Japan being the so-called "owners". Taiwan NEVER fought China...therefore they could never have lost. People should read and learn and not follow what anybody says or writes. (MORE)
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Taiwan is off the east coast of Asia, east of mainland China. Taiwan (also "Formosa" or "The Republic of China") consists of the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinme…n, Matsu and some minor islands in the seas east of mainland China (in the Philippine Sea and the Taiwan Strait, extensions of the western North Pacific Ocean). Because of the split between the Nationalists and Communists following the 1949 war, China still claims jurisdiction over Taiwan and vice versa. However, there is major conflict between the two places, on whether to call it a province, the legitimate China or an entirely independent country altogether.(MORE)
The streets and sidewalks? Yes, very. But I wish there were more trash cans. I'm not sure what everyone does with their garbage. Maybe, as a culture, they tend to not walk whi…le eating and drinking, but I often find myself tempted to throw a wrapper to the ground because I can't find a bin. The air, on the other hand, is rather polluted from all of the factories. There seems to always be a haze over populated areas of Taiwan. A lot like Los Angeles. (MORE)