BEIJING – What are we talking about when we talk about Taiwan? Why is the island at the center of the confrontation with Beijing? And why is China once again talking about the reunification of the motherland of what it considers a “rebel province”? What are the historical, economic and geopolitical interests at stake?
The former Japanese colony and refuge of the defeated nationalists
160 kilometers off the coast of Fujian, popular China, is what the Portuguese renamed Formosa in the 16th century.