- island of China, off the SE coast: a Japanese territory (1895-1945)
- political unit consisting of this island, the Pescadores, Quemoy, Matsu, and other small island groups, governed as a separate country since 1949 and officially called the Republic of China: regarded as a province of China by the People's Republic of China: 13,892 sq mi (35,980 sq km); cap. Taipei
An island off the southeast coast of China, the seat of the Republic of China since 1949. Originally inhabited by Austronesian peoples, it was settled in the 1500s by Han Chinese, explored in 1590 by the Portuguese (who named the island Formosa), and held by the Dutch in the mid-1600s before being seized by China in 1683. Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895 and regained by China after World War II (1945). Taiwan broke off from mainland China in 1949 when the Nationalists under Chiang Kai-Shek fled from Mao Zedong's forces and established their government on the island. Taipei is the capital and the largest city.x
- The now-defunct Circle 7 Animation had planned to release Toy Story 3 with the premise that Buzz Lightyear was part of a massive toy recall, and when Andy's mom sent him to Taiwan to be fixed, he met other recalled toys like him.
- Other countries where it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone include Chile, Egypt, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
- Based out of Taiwan, High Tech Computer (HTC, for short) manufactures a wide range of mobile handsets with a distinct specialization in smartphones and PDA phones that run in a Windows-based environment.
- Results showed that a large proportion of participants in all cultures reported experiencing shyness to a considerable degree-from 31 percent in Israel to 57 percent in Japan and 55 percent in Taiwan.
- FORMOSA (called Taiwan by the Chinese, and following them by the Japanese, into whose possession it came after their war with China in 1895), an island in the western Pacific Ocean, between the Southern and the Eastern China Sea, separated from the Chinese mainland by the Formosa Strait, which has a width of about 90 m.