‘Republic of China’
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The island of Taiwan (Formosa) was ceded to Japan by China by the Treaty of Shimonoseki on 8 May 1895. After the Second World War the island was surrendered to Gen. Chiang Kai-shek in Sept. 1945 and was placed under Chinese administration on 25 Oct. 1945. USA broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan on 1 Jan. 1979 on establishing diplomatic relations with the Peking Government. Relations between the USA and Taiwan are maintained through the American Institute on Taiwan and the Co-ordination Council for North American Affairs in the USA, set up in 1979 and accorded diplomatic status in Oct. 1980.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of China. Taipei, annualGoogle Scholar
  2. Republic of China: A Reference Book. Taipei, annualGoogle Scholar
  3. Taiwan Statistical Data Book. Taipei, annualGoogle Scholar
  4. Annual Review of Government Administration, Republic of China. Taipei, annualGoogle Scholar
  5. Gälli, A., Taiwan ROC: A Chinese Challenge to the World. London, 1987Google Scholar
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  9. Lee, S.-Y., Money and Finance in the Economic Development of Taiwan. London, 1990Google Scholar
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  12. Simon, D. F. S., Taiwan, Technology Transfer, and Transnationalism. Boulder, 1983Google Scholar
  13. National Library: National Central Library, Taipei (established 1986). Director: Wang Chenku.Google Scholar

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