President-elect Donald Trump again signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, questioning whether the US should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of “one China.”
In This Story: Taiwan
The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.