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How did Communism affect Tibet?
Communist domination has seriously affected Tibet’s trade. With the purpose of monopolizing the trade, the Communists have organized the “Himalaya Trade Company” in Lhasa, the capital of which was said to be 2,000,000 rupees. Branch offices of the Company have been established in Shigatze, Gyantse, and Gartok.
How was Taiwan treated by Japan?
Despite the resistance, the Japanese established a formal government, and implemented strict police controls to prevent lawlessness. “Taiwan was a special district ruled under different laws, and Taiwanese were treated differently from the Japanese in Taiwan, but it was supposed to be a transitional period,” she says.
What caused the Taiwan Strait crisis?
Tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC) in the 1950s resulted in armed conflict over strategic islands in the Taiwan Strait. On two separate occasions during the 1950s, the PRC bombed islands controlled by the ROC.
When did Taiwan stop being a dictatorship?
In the early 1960s, Taiwan entered a period of rapid economic growth and industrialisation called the “Taiwan Miracle”. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the ROC transitioned from a one-party military dictatorship to a multi-party democracy with a semi-presidential system.
Why are there tensions between China and Taiwan?
Tensions are rising. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, whose party platform favors independence, has rebuked Beijing’s efforts to undermine democracy. Beijing has ramped up political and military pressure on Taipei. Some analysts fear that war between the United States and China could erupt over Taiwan.
When did the Republic of China move to Taiwan?
In 1949, the Republic of China Armed Forces and the Kuomintang suffered a major defeat in the Chinese Civil War, forcing the Government of the Republic of China to relocate to Taiwan. This allowed the Communist Party of China to declare the establishment of a new Chinese state: the People’s Republic of China.
Why is Taiwan important to the Chinese government?
In effect, the prevention of Taiwan going independent is absolutely critical to the legitimacy of the Chinese communist regime. Chinese leaders believe that, if they were to let Taiwan go independent and not respond, they would probably be overthrown by their own nationalistic people.
When did the ROC government take over Taiwan?
The ROC government began exercising jurisdiction over Taiwan in 1945 after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II. The ROC government relocated to Taiwan in 1949 while fighting a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party.