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Is Taiwan a country?

10 Answers

  • 5 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes!! Taiwan is a country but most of countries don't admit it because of china. China just want Taiwan to be apart of them, yet it's independent and it is a country not a county! it has its own currency national flag even president so please don't call it a county of china it's a country- Taiwan thank you! ^^

    By the way here's for "naklubyob" do you know why Taiwan couldn't use their own flag in Olympics (in fact the flag in Olympics wasn't their national flag) they couldn't use their flag because china gave pressures to Greek, not only Greek but also every country. And they were afraid of China for China's great power of economy.

    <sorry for my seriousness..>

  • 5 years ago

    The Montevideo Convention states four criteria for statehood. These are:

    (1) a permanent population; (2) a defined territory; (3) government; and (4) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.

    The convention also says, "The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states."

    Taiwan clearly meets all these criteria.

    With regards to having relations with other states, Taiwan should not be considered to only have relations with its (currently) 21 so-called diplomatic allies. Taiwan maintains representative offices in and has substantial exchanges with many countries including the USA, Japan, Australia and India. Almost all countries, with the exception of China, accept the Taiwan (ROC) passport and ~160 countries and territories offer Taiwan passport holders visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival.

  • 5 years ago

    Yes, Taiwan is a country and a small island nation 180km east of China with contemporary cities, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets and street-food vendors, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It depends who you ask. China says no. Most of the rest of the world has recognized Taiwan as a separate country.

  • 5 years ago
  • Martin
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    ROC Taiwan is a sovereign country. ROC Taiwan is not in UN because PRC is blocking it. Even for Taiwan's signing of free trade agreement with Australia and Malaysia, PRC threatens them not to do it until PRC approves. Years ago, PRC asks others not to mix politics or human rights with trade. PRC itself doesn't honor what they ask of others.

    Taiwan's official name is ROC. ROC Taiwan has:

    a. Its own sovereignty and territories; and national identity.

    b. Its own people/citizens: 23 million people. In addition, there are 500K foreign workers of all different nationalities working and living in Taiwan.

    c. Its own government - legislative branch, judicial branch, and executive branch. People elect its own government officials - both central and local level.

    d. Its own military force. There are 200K active duty, and 1.6M in reserve.

    e. Its own taxes and economy. ROC Taiwan's GDP per capita PPP in 2013 is $41,000.

    f. Makes and enforces its own constitutions and laws.

    g. Issues its own passport and grant visa to foreign visitors and workers, etc. ROC Taiwan passport holders can visit 150 countries in the world without needing to acquire for a visitor's visa.

    h. Its own central bank and its own currency. (TWD)

    i. Its own foreign relationship and diplomacy (signs treaty with other countries.) ROC Taiwan has official diplomatic relations with 22 countries, including the Vatican. ROC Taiwan also signd fishing agreement with Japan and Philippines. There has been FTA with New Zealand, and Singapore.

    j. ROC Taiwan is a full democracy. People in Taiwan enjoy freedom and human rights.

    k. Taiwan is a member of many international organizations, and NGO.

    In early 197x, PRC was very poor and was at the end of their Cultural Revolution. People suffered from CCP and red guard persecution. Traditional culture was denounced. Many historical artifacts and buildings were destroyed. Economy was in shamble.

    PRC however, gave Albania (a new communist state) large sum of foreign aids. Albania in turn, lead the effort of getting PRC into UN. All communist states went along, together with Brits and French voted for PRC. US didn't have enough votes to keep ROC Taiwan within UN (ROC was one of the original founders of UN).

    To this day, PRC is still spending a lot of money buying influences around the world - easy to see things including CCTV4, CCTV7, ICN TV, newspaper, Confucius schools/institutes, Chinese culture clubs, 50-cents propaganda army, etc. This is their tax payers' money. Their own poor kids can't afford going to school and their regular people can't afford getting sick.

    While PRC CCP grab power/money, persecuting its own people, and spend money on foreign propaganda, many international NGO including good folks in Taiwan have been donating to building hundreds of Hope Schools in PRC. What an irony?

  • 5 years ago

    taiwan is almost independant

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No, it isn't, it is a province of China and has been for a few hundred years now, originally, China having invaded and subdued the native Taiwanese and then taken over the country, as per the Chinese custom.

  • sz
    Lv 5
    5 years ago


  • 5 years ago

    It sure is.

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