Is Taiwan an independent Country or a part of China?

I have asked many different people some said it was a part of China ohers said it was independent. I know it was owned by china at some because the people there speak Chinese. Does anyone know for sure!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I think your referral to 'China' is the mainland, also known as The People's Republic of China. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is part of China as in 1949, they both emerged and called themselves China.

    In my opinion, Taiwan is now independent, as they have their own flag which differs from the flag of China and they both have their own individual anthems. And in most cases, they would often call themselves Taiwanese instead of Chinese, and during a world event, their home-region would just be known as Taiwan, not China.

    "The opposition Pan-Green Coalition (majority Democratic Progressive Party or DPP) regards Taiwan to be an independent, sovereign state synonymous with the ROC, opposes the notion that Taiwan is part of China, and seeks an eventual declaration of Taiwan independence."

    As stated on Wikipedia, PRC and ROC are states, if Taiwan would not be a part of China anymore does that mean PRC and ROC would not be states anymore? Would they just call Taiwan an independent country along with China?

    Despite all of that, Taiwan and China are similar in many different ways, both speak the same official dialect which is Mandarin and have similar cultures.

    To conclude this, I would say that Taiwan is independent, its classification as a state or a country is still to be verified.

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  • 3 years ago

    Taiwan Part Of China

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  • It seems that most people here have pointed out that Taiwan is not a part of what is now internationally recognized as "China."

    Taiwan its self is not a country, it is the Geographical name of the main island of the Taiwan archipelago. The government of Taiwan, the Republic of China, is an independent country that is completely different than the People's Republic of China which controls the mainland China.

    The R.O.C. has existed for almost 100 years, it was created on Oct 10th 1911, and formally established on January 1st 1912 and the capital was re-established in Taipei in 1948 after the CCP forces over ran the capital in Nanjing forcing the government to fall back to Taiwan.

    The P.R.C. has only existed since Oct. 1st 1949, the communist party has been around since 1921 and has all times attempted to take over the republican government of China. Using the chaos of the Empire of Japan's invasion and occupation of mainland the CCP established a strong following of people who thought that the Nationalists were not doing enough to combat the Japanese, and launched and offensive against the government. From the end of WW2 China was in a constant state of civil war as the Communist Party was attempting over throw the government.

    At no point in Taiwan's history has it been under the control of the PRC, regardless of what pro-CCP trolls may say. There is no evidence showing that Taiwan will ever unify with the CCP-PRC.

    So the simple answer is No Taiwan isn't a country, Yes it is independent of "China", No its not apart of the PRC, Yes the government is the ROC run by Taiwanese nationals.

    Source(s): CB~
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  • 9 years ago

    Taiwan is a de facto nation that runs its own army, police, cities, health care system, written language, cultural traditions, roadworks, building codes, agricultural administration, internet network.

    It is more organized than the United States could currently boast after the mess that Bush left behind. I would even dare say that Taiwan is more organized than the current Harper government in Canada.

    The so called freedom loving nations no longer have any ethical backbone. They are the true fallen nations. So called leaders who say one thing and do another are not leaders, they are at best half competent managers trying to appease a non-existent boss, at worst corrupt petty criminals overseeing the robbing of everything that once made their nations great, perhaps unintentionally they unconsciously seem to act as though China is their boss. It is pathetic.

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  • 9 years ago

    Ever since the PRC usurped the title "China" among the world community in 1972, Taiwan has NOT been a part of China, because it did NOT belong to the PRC at that time. Taiwan has NEVER been a part of the RPC, and there was NOTHING in the recognition of the PRC as being "China" that gave them any rights over Taiwan. The recognition did not end the Chinese Civil War, and no treaty has ever been created which combined Taiwan or the ROC with the PRC. Period.

    EDIT: I note that Mr. Pooper Scooper is spouting his usual lies, like a broken record, in an attempt to change historical facts. Say it all you want, but it doesn't make it true.

    Source(s): WNL
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  • 9 years ago

    This question has been asked many times, and it elicits opinion as opposed to fact.

    Like drunkards looking at a gin bottle, the same tired old answerers cannot resist giving the same tired old opinions they have already given over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over over and over. Go le! Enough already.

    To answer your question, some people think that Taiwan is a sovreign nation, or at least they want it to be. Others think that Taiwan is part of China, or at least they want it to be. The reality is that Taiwan is a de facto nation, in every respect except international recognition. The international recognition is not forthcoming, because freedom-loving nations around the world are too busy sucking up to China because of the money that can be made by doing so.

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  • Taiwan is part of China but independent from the P.R.C.

    The USA and many other countries do NOT recognize P.R.C's sovereignty over Taiwan. Many countries have informal relations with Taiwan due to the P.R.C blackmailing polity stating countries seeking diplomatic relations with the PRC must break official relations with the ROC, and vice versa.

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  • 9 years ago

    You know better than to ask a question like that. Taiwan is a sovereign nation, and has been so longer than Singapore.

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  • 9 years ago

    Depends on who you ask. The Taiwanese will say they're independent and the Chinese would say they belong to them.

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  • 9 years ago

    the answer is so easy.

    Chinese Communist Party government rules a country People's Republic of China with only 60 years of history.

    Republic of China is currently ruled by Taiwanese people. ROC was established in 1912, with nearly one century of history. But ROC on Taiwan did not happen until 1949. Get it?

    So you can think of Communist Party's People's Republic of China as a renegade breakaway from the Republic of China, and stole the land from the Republic of China government.

    The ROC government currently being governed by the Taiwanese people, did not belong in Taiwan at the first place.

    There are 3 entities. PRC, ROC and Taiwan.

    PRC and Taiwan think ROC illegally occupies Taiwan.

    ROC thinks PRC illegally occupies China.

    Taiwan thinks ROC and PRC need to sort it out, back in China and leave Taiwan alone.

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