Key Facts about China-Taiwan Tensions

Taiwan is officially called Republic of China

Taiwan claims it is an independent country.

China and Taiwan have nearly gone to war several times since 1949.

The former President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou had a pleasant relationship with China but under Tsai Ing -wen, the conflicts have rised.

Taiwan says China has thousands of short- and medium-range ballistic missiles as well as cruise missiles pointed at Taiwan.

In January 1955, the U.S. Congress passed the “Formosa Resolution,” which gave President Eisenhower total authority to defend Taiwan

Taiwan and China last joined battle on a large scale in 1958.

China recently flew 28 fighter jets towards Taiwan on June 15, 2021.

China has blamed the United States for the latest tensions due to its support for Taiwan's government.