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Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China and will defend its democratic way of life‘.

Taiwan considers itself a sovereign state, while China views it as a breakaway province. – define ‘sovereign’ –

sovereignty/ˈsɒvrɪnti/Learn to pronounce noun

  1. supreme power or authority. “the sovereignty of Parliament” Similar: jurisdiction supremacy dominion power ascendancy suzerainty tyranny hegemony domination sway predominance authority control influence ruler Opposite: subservience subjection
    • the authority of a state to govern itself or another state. “national sovereignty” Similar: autonomy independence self-government self-rule home rule self-legislation self-determination non-alignment freedom Opposite: hegemony colonialism
    • a self-governing state. plural noun: sovereignties

On my reading of the above definition, Taiwan is indeed a ‘sovereign state’. How long does a ‘breakaway’ state have to be separated before it is deemed officially sovereign? It would appear to be ‘never’ in the eyes of the CCP.


Taiwan National Day parade 2021

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