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  Taiwan - About Taiwan - KnowledgeIsFun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most of the island, along with the Pescadores Islands, is administered as part of the Province of Taiwan by the government of the Republic of China (ROC), which was the former government of mainland China before its 1949 defeat by the Communist Party of China.
The island of Taiwan lies some 200 km off the southeastern coast of Mainland China across the Taiwan Strait, with the East China Sea to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest.
The island is characterised by the contrast between the eastern two-thirds that consist mostly of rugged mountains, running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island, and the flat to gently rolling plains in the west that are also home to most of Taiwan's population.
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 Pescadores Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pescadores Islands (Chinese: 澎湖群島; Wade-Giles: P'eng-hu; Pinyin: Pénghú; Taiwanese POJ: Phêⁿ-ô·-kōan, from Portuguese, "fishermen", pron.
From the middle of the 17th century to 1895, Formosa (Taiwan) and the Pescadores (Penghu) were ruled by pirates, the colonial Dutch Empire, the Koxinga kingdom, and the Manchu Empire, successively.
In the Cairo Declaration of 1943, the United States, United Kingdom, and China stated it to be their purpose that "all the territories that Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Formosa and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pescadores_Islands   (326 words)

  
 Matsu Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Matsu Islands (馬祖列島 or less frequently, 馬祖群島 Pinyin: Mǎzǔ) are a minor archipelago of 19 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County (連江 Pinyin: Liánjiāng), Fukien Province of the Republic of China (ROC, now based on Taiwan).
As part of Fukien, Matsu Islands were not colonised by Japan, as the island of Taiwan and the Pescadores did.
But the Matsu Islands are not the birthplace of the goddess as the human Lin Muoniang -- Meizhou Island is -- but her death place (on a seaport named after her on Nangan Island).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matsu_Islands   (804 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Taiwan
Taiwan is bordered on the west by the Taiwan Strait, which separates the island from mainland China, on the north by the East China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the South China Sea.
The government on Taiwan also administers the P’enghu Islands (Pescadores), the Chinmen Islands (Quemoy Islands) offshore from the mainland city of Xiamen, and the Matsu Islands offshore from Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province.
The Matsu Islands, situated northwest of Taiwan Island outside the mouth of the Min River, consist of a small main island and several smaller islands.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577607/Taiwan.html   (627 words)

  
 Camillians in Thaiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A hospital in Lotung and another in Pescadores were to be the basis of a fruitful and long term response.
The Pescadores is a series of 26 islands situated between mainland China and Taiwan.
n 1970, the Pescadores was elevated to the status of an Apostolic Administrature.
www.camilliani.org /stmissioni/ing/Taiwan_ig.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Senkaku / Diaoyutai Islands
The Tiao Yu Tai islands (called "Senkaku" in Japanese) are a group of eight uninhabited islands on the continental shelf, separated from the Liu Chiu islands by a deep underwater trench.
The islands are approximately 120 nm northeast of Taiwan, 200 nm east of the Chinese mainland, and 200 nm southeast of Okinawa.
China argues that Okinotorishima island, the southernmost island in the Japanese archipelago, is merely a rock, not an island, in an attempt to nullify Japan's claim of an exclusive economic zone around the small island, which is under Tokyo jurisdiction.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/senkaku.htm   (4130 words)

  
 Basic View on Senkaku 1972
These islands were neither part of Taiwan nor part of the Pescadores Islands which were ceded to Japan from the Qing Dynasty of China in accordance with Article II of the Treaty of Shimonoseki which came into effect in May of 1895.
Accordingly, the Senkaku Islands are not included in the territory which Japan renounced under Article II of the San Francisco Peace Treaty.
The fact that China expressed no objection to the status of the Islands being under the administration of the United States under Article III of the San Francisco Peace Treaty clearly indicates that China did not consider the Senkaku Islands as part of Taiwan.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/asia-paci/senkaku/senkaku.html   (328 words)

  
 MapZones.com : Taiwan Map
Taiwan or Formosa, island in East Asia, and, since the Communist victory in 1949 on the Chinese mainland, the seat of the Chinese Nationalist government (not recognized by the People's Republic of China).
Bands of Japanese are said to have conquered portions of the island in the 12th century, and from the 15th century onward Japan regarded the eastern half of Taiwan as its possession.
The island is formed by a great fault block trending north-northeast to south-southwest and tilted toward the west.
atlas.mapzones.com /taiwan/taiwan.php   (2088 words)

  
 Taiwan - Simple English Wikipedia
This province is made up of the island of Taiwan and the Pescadores islands nearby.
KMT loses the war, and escape to the island of Taiwan.
PRC claims control over the island of Taiwan (which is also known as Taiwan province).
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan   (929 words)

  
 Pescadores on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PESCADORES [Pescadores], Mandarin Penghu or P'eng-hu, group of 64 small islands, area c.50 sq mi (130 sq km), in Taiwan Strait, c.25 to 30 mi (40-50 km) off the west coast of Taiwan.
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www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Pescador.asp   (318 words)

  
 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most of the island, along with the Pescadores Islands, is administered as part of the Province of Taiwan by the government of the Republic of China (ROC), which has its roots in the former government of mainland China before its 1949 defeat by the Communist Party of China.
Since the ROC is almost wholly composed of Taiwan island, the word "Taiwan" is commonly used synonymously with the Republic of China, while the word "China" is used to refer to areas under the control of the People's Republic of China.
The island of Taiwan lies some 200 km off the southeastern coast of China across the Taiwan Strait, with the East China Sea to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest.
www.info-pedia.net /about/taiwan   (1826 words)

  
 Pescadores (Penghu) Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After the war in Korea started, in June 1950, the U.S. Seventh Fleet was ordered to protect these islands, and in 1955 the U.S. Congress re-authorized this protection.
These are 64 islands at high tide and 100 islands at low tide.
Its 1978 population has been estimated at 112,000.
www.fsmitha.com /h2/y25pesc.html   (68 words)

  
 World's Armed Conflicts: Taiwan
Taiwan is an island, located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea and with Taiwan Strait (north of the Philippines) off the southeastern coast of China.
Leaders from the mainland and the island held their first high-level talks in 1993, but relations have remained rocky as Taiwan seeks to forge its own identity and gain worldwide political acceptance.
He also said he preferred a peaceful recovery of the island -perhaps after China reclaims Hong Kong in 1997 and Macau in 1999- but also insisted that China has "not forsworn the use of force".
www.jmk.su.se /global99/conflicts/asia/taiwan.htm   (893 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Pescadores, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Pescadores[peskudOr´uz, –rus] Pronunciation Key, Mandarin Penghu or P'eng-hu, group of 64 small islands, area c.50 sq mi (130 sq km), in Taiwan Strait, c.25 to 30 mi (40–50 km) off the west coast of Taiwan.
The largest islands are Penghu, Yuweng, and Paisha; Ma Kung, on Penghu island, is the chief population center.
The group was named the Pescadores, or fishermen's islands, by the Portuguese in the 16th cent.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Pescador.html   (222 words)

  
 Tachen Islands.html
Chang Kai-sheck, supported by America retreated to Formosa and several other smaller islands named the Tachen Islands, the Pescadores, Quemoy, and Matsu, all of which were in artillary range of the mainland.
A communist invasion of these islands was beaten back during 1949 but the threat of another invasion attempt was ever present, and military skirmishes over these islands were constant.
The communist occupation of the Tachen islands prompted Congess to pass a resolution allowing President Eisenhower to use what ever force he saw fit to use in order to protect and ensure the safety of Formosa and the Pescadore islands.
www.geocities.com /pentagon/5943/p1tachen.html   (591 words)

  
 Pescadores Islands is a meteor crater? - China History Forum, online chinese history forum
For as long as the Pescadores Islands stood, people have thought the islands were formed by vocanic actions.
Recently, new theorys regarding to the islands' formation suspecting the islands were formed by meteor impact instead of vocanic actions.
All the Penghu islands are formed by this kind of rock.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=5884   (304 words)

  
 Politics of Taiwan - Taiwan - China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The rest of Taiwan and the Penghu Islands are administered together as the Taiwan ProvinceProvince of Taiwan.
Kinmen, Matsu, and smaller nearby islands are administered as counties of Fukien (Fujian)Province.
The ROC is governed under the Constitution of the Republic of China which was drafted in 1947 before the fall of Mainland China and outlined a government for all of China.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Politics_of_Taiwan   (4012 words)

  
 Online Gambling - Pescadores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, this city’s position is a vital one as it is the main city of the Pescadores Islands.
The local magistrate of Pescadores..Lai Fang wei, holds not so enviable position, as the islands are geographically between the Republic of China (ROC) and ever dominant Peoples Republic of China(PRC) … perhaps coining the expression `between a ROC and a hard place’ ……… also perhaps a family tradition ….
Suggesting that “these islands are relatively quiet and have a family tourist industry which could be adversely affected with the advent of casinos”.
www.onlinegambling.com /articles/feb2005/pescadores.htm   (397 words)

  
 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of eventual unification - as well as domestic political and economic reform.
1 Oct 1884 - Jul 1885 French occupation of Keelung (and from 29 Mar 1885 the Pescadores).
Apr 1950 Taiwan withdraws from the Wanshan and Zhoushan Islands.
www.vdiest.nl /Asia/taiwan.htm   (425 words)

  
 Treaty of Shimonoseki --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
China was obliged to recognize the independence of Korea, over which it had traditionally held suzerainty; to cede Taiwan, the Pescadores Islands, and the Liaotung (south Manchurian) Peninsula to Japan; to pay an indemnity of 200,000,000 taels to Japan; and to open the ports of Sha-shih, Ch'ung-ch'ing, …
China was obliged to recognize the independence of Korea, over which it had traditionally held suzerainty; to cede Taiwan, the Pescadores Islands, and the Liaotung (south Manchurian) Peninsula to Japan; to pay an indemnity of 200,000,000 taels to Japan; and to...
In 1895, as a result of the Treaty of Shimonoseki after the Sino-Japanese War, China ceded Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan, and the Japanese occupied Taipei in June of that year over the violent opposition of the Taiwanese population.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9067392   (727 words)

  
 BBC News | Asia-Pacific | Taiwan to stage military drill
Taiwan's Defence Minister, Tang Fei, has announced military exercises to be held on a group of small islands between Taiwan and mainland China, but he says the drills will be on a smaller scale than previously.
Defence officials say the exercises on the Pescadores Islands, to be held in mid-May, will focus on repelling attacks by sea.
The defence minister acknowledged that the exercises would come at a sensitive time, given that China's chief negotiator on Taiwan, Wang Daohan, is expected here later this year, but he said that military considerations could not be permanently subordinated to political ones.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/317118.stm   (317 words)

  
 Mission Project Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Almost all of the people on these islands are fishermen and are tied very closely to the worship of local deities in the temples there.
Since the islands are very close to the China Mainland, they are also used for military purposes.
That island originally had no Christians, and today over 70 baptized believers are on that island.
www.hokkien.org /tesimonies/penghu.htm   (1543 words)

  
 Invading Taiwan and the Pesky Pescadores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But a group of larger islands, the Pescadores, are within artillery range of Taiwan itself.
There is a military garrison on the island, which includes an armored brigade, lots of infantry,  anti-aircraft missiles and mobile anti-ship missile units.
The Pescadores are doubly important, as they are opposite the most important landing beaches on Taiwan.
www.strategypage.com /dls/articles/20055302938.asp   (435 words)

  
 Maps of Formosa
Campbell, W. "The island of Formosa: Its past and future." The Scottish Geographical Magazine 12 (1896): facing 398.
Guillemard, F.H.H. "Formosa." The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guineaa, with notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago.
"Sketch map of the island of Formosa." 1864.
academic.reed.edu /formosa/gallery/map_pages/map_indices/Map_Catalog.html   (1128 words)

  
 Taiwan - Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- Research Into Origins Of Huns, Uygurs, Mongols ...
Southern Song Dynasty managed Pescadores by subjecting the island to Jinjiang county of Quanzhou prefecture, and in 1171, built 200 houses for military farming projects on both Islands [Pescadores and Taiwan].
Taiwan's land was recorded to be 1000 Chinese li distance from Jilong in the north to Langqiao in the south, and 900 li distance from Duo-luo-man in the east to Wang-cheng in the west.
On the the Penghu Island, the Dutch castle had a square side of 56.5 meters and it was equipped with over 20 cannons.
www.uglychinese.org /taiwan.htm   (5828 words)

  
 phorum - Our World Forum at Asiawind - Nothing "Similar" Between Daioyutai and Pescadores
First of all, the Pescadores Islands are the offshore islands to the West of Taiwan, while the Diaoyutai Islands are the nearby offshore islands to the Northeast of Taiwan.
Secondly, there is absolutely no "similarity" in the way the Pescadores and for that matter, Taiwan Island, itself, were named, by an intrusive European colonial power, and the way Diaoyutai was named by the local people, which is its original Chinese name that preceded the arrival of the Portugese.
In fact, the two names "Diaoyutai" and "Taiwan" both contain the same word "tai" which means stage or station, and illustrate that both islands have been used by the Chinese people for centuries as their "stages" or "stations" for their fishing trips.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=3&i=115298&t=114776   (352 words)

  
 About Taiwan - China History Forum, online chinese history forum
Keelang (Northern Taiwan, name comes from the tribe called Ketagalan) is to the northeast of Pescadores islands, used to be known as BeiGang (Port of North), also known as DongFan (Eastern Barbarians).
They wanted Pescadores Islands (now 澎湖 Penghu islands owned by Taiwan) in between China and Taiwan, which was a part of China since the Mongolian Yuan dynasty.
Unless otherwise provided for in the present Treaty and the documents supplementary thereto, any problem arising between the Republic of China and Japan as a result of the existence of a state of war shall be settled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the San Francisco Treaty.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=2004   (5681 words)

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