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(ˈpɛŋˈhuː) or


(Placename) transliteration of the Chinese name for the Pescadores


or P'eng•hu


a group of small islands off the coast of SE China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. 115,613; ab. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
Also called Pescadores.
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Taiwan's coastal areas, including Lanyu Island, Green Island, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu will see strong wind gusts of up to level 8 or 10 as well has big waves.
The other countries supporting this initiative include Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Guatemala, Hong Kong, China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Lao PDR, Liechtenstein, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of Montenegro, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, Turkey, Ukraine, US and Uruguay.
Our side feels that 'one China' should refer to the Republic of China, which was founded in 1912 and has continued to exist to the present; its sovereignty extends to the whole of China, but at present its governing power only extends to Taiwan, the Penghu Islands, Quemoy and Matsu.
And so I trained and signed up for last month's Ironman Taiwan in Penghu, an archipelago southwest of Taipei.
It hit the fishing boat off Taiwan's Penghu islands.
The missile was aborted mid-air and landed in the waters off Penghu islands, yet, it is bound to ruffle Beijing's sensitive feathers.
Le Hsiung-feng III, un missile developpe a Taiwan d'une portee de 300 kilometres, a vole sur a peu pres 75 kilometres avant de toucher un bateau de peche au large de Penghu, archipel controle par Taiwan dans le detroit de Formose.
The supersonic missile flew for about two minutes toward the Penghu Islands, in the direction of China, but did not cross the midway line in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China.
Under pressure from China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province, the self-ruled island of 23 million people has been competing in international sporting events as "Chinese Taipei" and joined the World Trade Organization as the "Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.
Another ATR 72 operated by the same Taipei-based airline crashed in the outlying Taiwan-controlled islands of Penghu on July 23 last year, killing 48 at the end of a typhoon.
Last July 48 people were killed after another domestic TransAsia flight crashed onto houses during a storm on the Taiwanese island of Penghu.
One of its ATR 72-500 planes crashed while trying to land at Penghu Island last year, killing 48 of the 58 passengers and crew on board.