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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 9 years ago

is taiwan a country?........?

as in do all the other countries recognize as it's own? because if they don't, then i feel like they're not "officially" independant.


i mean, is it recognized by the majority of the large influencial countries of the world.

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    If your definition for a country is that EVERY nation in the world has to recognize it, then by your definition Taiwan is not a country.

    But Taiwan is recognized by a slew of countries, particularly in South America (due to agricultural ties). Also, Taiwan is visa exempt in many places like the EU and Canada (and soon the US) whereas all those places require Mainland Chinese people (PRC) to have visas.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    it is an extremely extreme question that has been positioned some time previous right into a back nook. Too risky to communicate. Taiwan thinks it really is a free united states and so can we. China feels it really is element of China. some day there'll be a showdown between Taiwan and China and america will regrettably be interior the middle. Will it bring about warfare? Gads! it really is in basic terms what we choose is yet another warfare. through the time mankind is done combating we may have eliminated 1/2 the international. i ask your self if this God's choose?

  • Thalia
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Yes, it is an independent country in everything but name.

    It is not officially recognized by many countries because of the historical dispute with mainland China.

    There are a few other similar countries around the world which function as independent states but are not widely recognized, like Kosovo, Somaliland, and Abkhazia.

  • sanity
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Taiwan is considered a renegade province of China . . . since 1949 when Chiang Kaishek lost the civil war and moved his followers to the last bastion and vowed to retake back China. From 1972 onwards, the United Nations recognized mainland China (PRC or People's Republic of China) as the official China representative of the country instead of Taiwan (ROC or Republic of China).

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  • Martin
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Yes. The official name is ROC.

    It has the following characteristics:

    a. Sovereignty and territories.

    b. People/citizens.

    c. Constitution.

    d. Its own government - legislative branch, judicial branch, and executive branch. People elect its own officials.

    e. Military.

    f. Taxes and economy.

    g. Issues its own passport and gives visa to foreign visitors.

    h. Its own currency.

    i. Diplomacy (signs treaty with other countries.)

    Passport holders from Taiwan can visit 128 countries without needing to acquire for a visa.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes, Taiwan is a country.

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