Taiwan on alert after missile test by China

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said Saturday it was monitoring “waves of test-firing” by China’s missile unit in a region more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) from the self-ruled island and that its air force stepped up its alertness. China views ...

A short history of Taiwan and China, in maps

Ten years later, after a humiliating defeat in the first Sino-Japanese war fought over Manchuria and Korea, the Qing ceded Taiwan to Japan. The Taiwanese originally fought for independence from both powers, establishing the short-lived Republic of Formosa.