About the Taiwan Strait

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Strait of Taiwan:

  • The Taiwan Waterway, also called the Formosa Strait, is a 180-kilometer-long strait that separates Taiwan from mainland China.
  • Currently, the strait is part of the South China Sea and links to the East China Sea to the north. The narrowest section is 130 kilometers long.
  • Asia's continental shelf encompasses the entire strait.
  • Both the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan have historically advocated for a One-China Policy, which views the Taiwan Strait as part of a single "China's" exclusive economic zone.

Source: THE HINDU.

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