Taiwan
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌtaɪˈwɑn/
  • (British) IPA: /ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/, /ˌtaɪˈwæn/, /ˌtaɪˈwɒn/
Proper noun
  1. Common name for a country in East Asia. Official name: Republic of China. Its de facto capital is Taipei.
    Synonyms: Chinese Taipei, Republic of China, ROC
    • The senator then remarked that all eyes in the world are focused on Hong Kong, and on the brutal repression that is being visited upon the people of Hong Kong. The stakes being fought for are democracy and freedom, he said, and that is what Taiwan rightfully symbolizes to the world. He firmly reiterated that the American people are proud to be friends of Taiwan, and proud to stand with Taiwan.
    One moment that caught many people’s attention came when the host, Anderson Cooper, asked for Sanders’ view, as a potential commander-in-chief, should China take military action against Taiwan. Sanders responded straightforwardly: “I mean, I think we have got to make it clear to countries around the world that we will not sit by and allow invasions to take place, absolutely.”
  2. An island off the coast of China, also known as Formosa since the 16th century.
    Synonyms: Formosa
  3. A en:Taiwan Province of the Republic of China
  4. A claimed province of the People's Republic of China
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: Formosa
  • Russian: Тайва́нь



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