Taiwan is in eastern Asia. It is an island bordering the East China Sea, PhilippineSea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off thesouth-eastern coast of China.
In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan.Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communistvictory on the mainland in 1949, two million Nationalists fled to Taiwan andestablished a government.
Taiwan's capital is Taipei.
The internationaldialling code forTaiwan is+886.