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China sends 25 jets into Taiwan air zone

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Topics covered: International relations

 

Context: China’s display of air force against Taiwan. Display of military power like this has been on the rise by China against Taiwan

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China- Taiwan relations- Background:

  • China has claimed Taiwan through its one China” policysince the Chinese civil war forced the defeated Kuomintang, or Nationalist, to flee to the island in 1949 and has vowed to bring it under Beijing’s rule, by force if necessary.
  • While Taiwan is self-governed and de facto independent, it has never formally declared independence from the mainland.
  • Under the one country, two systems” formula,Taiwan would have the right to run its own affairs; a similar arrangement is used in Hong Kong.
  • Presently, Taiwan is claimed by China, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognize the region.

Indo- Taiwan relations:

  • Although they do not have formal diplomatic ties, Taiwan and India have been cooperating in various fields.
  • India has refused to endorse the “one-China” policy since 2010.

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Insta-Curious link:

The History of China-Taiwan relations

 

Prelims link

  1. Location of Taiwan and its historical background.
  2. Regions being administered by China under One China policy.
  3. Is Taiwan represented at WHO and the United Nations?
  4. Countries in South China Sea.
  5. Qing dynasty.

Mains link

Write a note on India- Taiwan bilateral relations.

Source: The Hindu