Taiwan warned that independence 'means war'

Q: China toughened its language towards Taiwan last week, warning after recent stepped up military activities near the island that “independence means war.” Where is the island of Taiwan?

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Q: Taiwan is officially the Republic of China (ROC) which took control of the island in 1945 from which nation?

A. Empire of Japan

B. People’s Republic of China (PRC)

C. Soviet Union

D. United States

Q: The PRC government insists Taiwan is part of China and must be reunited with the mainland. But thousands of years before ethnic Han Chinese began visiting the Taiwan in the 13th century, it was occupied indigenous people related to groups in …

A. Hawaii

B. Indonesia

C. Madagascar

D. All of the above

Q: In 1950, U.S. naval forces began protecting Taiwan from any invasion threat from mainland China. The United States terminated its defense treaty with the ROC in 1980 after what happened in 1979?

A. China promised not to invade

B. UN said the PRC ruled China

C. U.S. recognized the PRC

D. Vietnam War ended

Q: Taiwan and mainland China both claim much of the territory South China Sea in conflict many other nations. Which nation does NOT claim any territory in the South China Sea?

A. Malaysia

B. South Korea

C. Philippines

D. Vietnam

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