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Place in news: Taiwan

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  • May 4, 2021
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Place in news: Taiwan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Geography & GS-II – International Relations 

In news

  • India recently received assistance from Taiwan, including oxygen concentrators and cylinders, with more batches of medical equipment set to follow.

Important value additions 

  • Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China (ROC).
  • It is a state in East Asia with China to its west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south.
  • The East China Sea lies to its north, the Philippine Sea to its east, the Luzon Strait directly to its south and the South China Sea to its southwest.
  • The Taiwan Strait separates the island of Taiwan from mainland China. 
  • Taipei is the capital.
  • Taiwan is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by China in 1971. 
  • Taiwan is claimed by China, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC.
  • Taiwan maintains official ties with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.
  • The bilateral relations between India and Taiwan have improved since the 1990s despite both nations not maintaining official diplomatic relations.

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