The dispute between China and Taiwan is never far from the news headlines. Both are heavily militarized, with the island-state of Taiwan being supplied with its weaponry by the USA. But what are the reasons for this intense animosity between what are two Chinese governments?
The following article gives us a brief introduction to the setting up of the Taiwanese state, and the implications for peace in the region. It is yet one more flashpoint in a part of the world that has the potential to spark a global conflict.