Formosa Strait


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Formosa Strait

Formosa Strait

n
(Placename) an arm of the Pacific between Taiwan and mainland China, linking the East and South China Seas. Also called: Taiwan Strait

Tai′wan Strait′



n.
an arm of the Pacific Ocean between China and Taiwan, connecting the East and South China seas. Formerly, Formosa Strait.
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One moat worthy of mention because the author uses it as a major component of his argument is the Formosa Strait, the narrow body of water between Taiwan and China.
This tradition of fine Wulong teas originates from mainland China's Fujian province, just across the Formosa Strait.
Standing CALMLY ON THE BRIDGE OF THE USS Tang (SS-306), Lieutenant Commander Richard "Dick" O'Kane peered through binoculars into the darkness that blanketed the Formosa Strait.
Kaoshiung--A glance across the Formosa Strait to the Democratic Republic of Taiwan may give us some pointers towards how the Catholic Church would fare if full religious liberty were granted in mainland China.
Also in 1949, the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army forces had pushed the Chinese Nationalist forces off the Asian mainland across the Formosa Strait onto Formosa (now Taiwan).
The escalation of military might between the two rivals has generated the most tension since the 1960s, when they exchanged almost daily artillery barrages across the Formosa Strait.