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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An arm of the Pacific Ocean between Taiwan and China. It links the East China Sea with the South China Sea.

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  • proper n. the channel of water between mainland China and Taiwan which is part of the South China Sea and connects to East China Sea to the northeast


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  • "Safety in the Taiwan Strait is the common expectation of people on the two sides."

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  • Therefore, the legally authorized and regulated channel between of Taipei's Straits Exchange Foundation and Beijing's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait should be the sole platform for bilateral talks on all issues.

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  • For decades, the Taiwan Strait has been a flashpoint of uncertainty with the potential to destabilize the entire region.

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  • For decades, the Taiwan Strait has been a flashpoint with the potential to destabilize East Asia.

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  • “The Taiwan Strait is a dangerous place,” said Tancredo, “So why are we applying more Congressional scrutiny to who heads up our embassy in a tourist destination like Barbados than we do to who is heading our mission in Taiwan?”

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  • And the ongoing situation across the Taiwan Strait is another.

    Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs: Australia China and East Asia into the Future - 3 October

  • Chen: The major difference between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait is their political systems.

    Taiwan Review: No Bridging the Divide

  • Tomorrow, the United States and Japan are expected to jointly declare for the first time ever that security in the Taiwan Strait is a common strategic objective.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2005

  • The Taiwan Strait is the only place in the world where two nuclear-armed great powers could find themselves at war and that war does not have to come by intent, it could also come from misunderstanding, miscalculation or accident, "Tucker said.

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  • The Taiwan Strait is an international waterway, a crucial shipping lane used by dozens of nations.

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