/ Replica of the National Flag of the Republic of Formosa in the National Taiwan Museum.
The Republic of Formosa was a short-lived republic that existed on the island of Taiwan
in 1895 between the formal cession of Taiwan by the Qing dynasty
of China to the Empire of Japan
by the Treaty of Shimonoseki
and its being taken over by Japanese troops. The Republic was proclaimed on 23 May 1895 and extinguished on 21 October, when the Republican capital Tainan
was taken over by the Japanese.
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Elbridge Colby, Jerry Hendrix, Edward "Sonny" Masso. #UNBOUND. China, Taiwan. The complete, forty-minute interview. October 13, 2021.
CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor
CBS Audio Network
— President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States would defend Taiwan if China
ever attacked the democratically governed island. The White House quickly walked back his remark as analysts tried to discern whether Mr. Biden might have been signalling a change in Washington's long-held policy of "strategic ambiguity" over the role the U.S. would play in the event of a military conflict between China and Taiwan