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China- Taiwan relations:
U.S. removes restrictions on diplomatic contact with Taiwan.
- The move is expected to upset China.
The Trump administration has sought to strengthen bilateral relations with Taiwan.
- It announced UN Ambassador Kelly Craft would go to Taiwan, a move that sparked sharp criticism from Beijing and a warning that the U.S. would pay a heavy price.
- In August, Health and Human Services Secretary became the first Cabinet member to visit Taiwan since 2014.
China and Taiwan:
The Chinese government maintains that mainland China and Taiwan are parts of “one China.”
- China has been stepping up its threats to bring the self-governing island under its control by military force with frequent war games and aerial patrols.
- It has been using its diplomatic clout to stop Taiwan from joining any organisations that require statehood for membership.
- Location of Taiwan and its historical background.
- Regions being administered by China under One China policy.
- Is Taiwan represented at WHO and the United Nations?
- Countries in South China Sea.
- Qing dynasty.
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Sources: the Hindu.