Taiwan (TW) 2016
Taiwan has a population of
about 22.9 million people and an area of about 13,887 square miles.
On January 1, 1979, the
United States changed its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. In the
U.S. and P.R.C. Joint Communiqué that announced the change, the United States
recognized the Government of the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.) as the sole legal
government of China and acknowledged the Chinese position that there is but one
China and Taiwan is part of China. The Joint Communiqué also stated that within
this context the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial,
and other unofficial relations with the people on Taiwan.*
The internationally recognized
two-letter country code of Taiwan is TW.
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