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Taiwan is an island in East Asia and commonly used to refer to the territories governed by the Republic of China (ROC) and to ROC itself, which governs the island of Taiwan, Orchid Island and Green Island in the Pacific off the Taiwan coast, the Pescadores in the Taiwan Strait, and Kinmen and the Matsu Islands off the coast of mainland Fujian.



The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa which means 'beautiful island'., is located in East Asia off the coast of mainland China, southwest of the main islands of Japan...