Taiwan‘s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China’s president met his top generals.
"The dispute over independence between mainland China and Taiwan stems back to the Chinese Civil War, when in 1949 the armies of Mao Zedong forced then-leader Chiang Kai-shek and the remnants his government known as the Kuomintang to retreat to Taiwan, where they declared it the Republic of China (ROC)."
"The island nation is a economic powerhouse, especially when it comes to electronics and more specifically, microchips. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of the chips that power phones, laptops, cars, watch and more. Canada imported goods worth more than $5 billion from Taiwan in 2020, according to Statistics Canada."
The United States has a protection treaty with Taiwan.
"Oct. 21, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden took a strong stance and said that America would come to Taiwan’s defence if it were invaded by China."
Where does Canada stand?
"On Oct. 13, 1970, when the Canadian government under Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau became the first Western nation to officially recognize the PRC as the sole legitimate government, severing diplomatic ties with the governing authorities of Taiwan."
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