torsdag 27. januar 2022

Taiwan A Worldly Confused Identity

Taiwan is an island off the coast of China having an area of 35,808 square kilometres which is almost half the size of Sri Lanka. The Taiwan Strait 180-kilometre-wide separates Taiwan and continental Asia. The strait is part of the South China Sea and connects to the East China Sea to the north. The democratically elected leaders say they run a country called the Republic of China (ROC). To the Communist government in Beijing the island is “Taiwan, China” part of China”.

International organisations and nations not wanting to offend the mainland China – Peoples Republic of China (PRC) opt deliberately to remain ambiguous. Only a few small countries recognize it as a sovereign country. US recognized Taiwan for 30 years! To most it is just “Taiwan” but to become a country it is to be diplomatically recognized by the 193 “member states” of the United Nations.