Collection of prefectures of the Empire of Japan (1895-1945)
Province of Qing-Dynasty China (1683-1895)
both china and taiwan are known to "buy" support for their cause from other countries with trade deals.
once regarded as one of the "asian tiger", it's tension with China causes foreign investor to fear over long term stablize and had somewhat pamper it's growth. Taiwan is well known as a producer of electronic; with major competitors come from China Proper and South Korea.
all the politic aside, Taiwan is a beautiful island of natural landscape.
It also used to be the midpoint for flight between Asean and USA, but newer planes make it possible to fly straight.
The name of "Taiwan" was given by Ching Dynasty Chinese government,so it would be more patriotic to remove the name of "Taiwan" when it is going to be independent,for completely distinguish from China in both concept of history or nationalism.
*Taiwan, People's Republic of China (on the mainland).
*Taiwan, Republic of China (on Taiwan).