CHINA’S TAKE ON TAIWAN

Taiwan is an island country in East Asia, known as Republic of China (ROC). China considers Taiwan as a province which it can retake by force if necessary. But the Taiwan leaders have made it clear that it is more than just a province, it is a sovereign state which has its own constitution, democratically elected leaders and an army with 300,000 active soldiers. Taiwan is facing a threat of invasion because of the increased military activity of Chinese army in Taiwan. This has caused fear amongst the investors and officials that this might happen in a few years, which can trigger a war with the United States of America. The controversy regarding the political status of Taiwan is called as the Taiwan Issue or Taiwan Strait Issues. This issue hinges on the fact whether the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu should remain the territory of ROC (Republic of China), as an autonomous government or become a part of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party has threatened to invade Taiwan for several decades now. President Xi Jinping’s desire to regain the lost territory and regaining the support of Taiwan’s public for the union with China, are the forces responsible for his actions. In September, the Peoples Liberation Army aircraft was seen breaching the median line in Taiwan, eliminating the buffer zone which has helped in maintaining pe ace for several decades. In between all these issues the Chinese government sees Taiwan as province which will eventually be a part of their country again but the people of Taiwan totally disagree and dream of a separate nation officially.

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