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China-Taiwan – A quick snapshot

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China-Taiwan – A quick snapshot

Why do and have such strained relations?

and Taiwan were divided during the 1940s civil war, but Beijing insists that the island will be reclaimed at some point, by force if necessary.

Taiwan is governed in what way?

The island has its own constitution, democratically elected , and a military force of approximately 300,000 active troops.

Who acknowledges Taiwan?

Taiwan is only recognized by a few . Instead, most recognize the Chinese in Beijing. The has no official relations with Taiwan, but a law requires it to provide the island with the means to defend itself.

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