RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the triumph of the Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong in the 1949 Civil War, the nationalist side led by Chiang Kai-shek retreated to the island of Taiwan (south), from where the Republic of China was established in defiance of the recently formed People's Republic.
More than seven decades have passed since the establishment of the People's Republic of China and yet the diplomatic struggle between the Asian giant and the small island of Taiwan for international recognition has not ceased. Both claim not only the territory of the other, but . . .