a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the southeast coast of mainland China: under Nationalist control since 1948 but claimed by the People's Republic of China. 13,885 sq. mi. (35,960 sq. km). Capital: Taipei.
- Also called Nationalist China .
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Cultural definitions for Republic of China
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