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Terminology note

 

The name Taiwan.

The name Taiwan is perceived as a geographical identification. The island of Taiwan is governed by an administration acting under the name of the Republic of China (ROC), which considers itself to be a representative of a sovereign state. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) considers Taiwan to be an inseparable part of its territory on the level of a province. The former Czechoslovakia established diplomatic relations with the Republic of China in December 1930. Following the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China (1 October 1949), the Czechoslovak Government recognized the People’s Republic of China on 4 October 1949 and at the same time abolished diplomatic relations with the Government of the National Kuomingtang Party representing the Republic of China. The Government of the Czech Republic maintains diplomatic relations with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

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