Dating tawag sa taiwan
The ROC is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the PRC in 1971.Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC.Taiwan is a member of the World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and Asian Development Bank under various names.Nearby countries and countries with large economies maintain unofficial ties with Taiwan through representative offices and institutions that function as de facto embassies and consulates. For the preceding state in mainland China, see Republic of China (1912–1949). For other uses, see Taiwan (disambiguation) and Republic of China (disambiguation).Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south.Taiwan's export-oriented industrial economy is the 21st-largest in the world, with major contributions from steel, machinery, electronics and chemicals manufacturing.
This has led linguists to propose Taiwan as the urheimat of the family, from which seafaring peoples dispersed across Southeast Asia and the Pacific and Indian Oceans.Taiwanese indigenous peoples settled the island of Taiwan around 6,000 years ago.In the 17th century, Dutch rule opened the island to mass Han immigration.Taiwan maintains official ties with 16 out of 193 UN member states.International organisations in which the PRC participates either refuse to grant membership to Taiwan or allow it to participate only as a non-state actor.